The Dark Hedges

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Out first Paddywagon Tours stop out of Belfast was at the Dark Hedges. The Dark Hedges is a line of 18th century Beech Trees along Bregnagh Road in County Antrim. They are very mysterious looking, like something out of Tolkien. In fact, the road and the overhanging trees were used in filming the TV series Game of Thrones, where they appeared as the King's Road. Other productions have also made use of their menacing appearance.

The trees were planted ca. 1775 along the entrance road to Gracehill House. The entrance drive has long since become a public road. (Gracehill House is now a golf club, restaurant and events centre.) The stand of trees attracts a lot of visitors. When visiting the grove and while admiring the trees, you need to remember that it is on a public highway and motor vehicles are always passing through.

 

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