Jan 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland

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Photograph by GIUSEPPE MILO
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Seen here are Northern Ireland’s famous ‘Dark Hedges‘, a breathtaking avenue of beech trees that were planted over 200 years ago by the Stuart family. According to Ballymoney Tourism, “it was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges.”

The trees can be found along a section of Bregagh Road, about 50 miles from Belfast off Antrim Coastal Road. You can see it on Google Maps street view here. You may also recognize the Dark Hedges from a scene on Game of Thrones where it doubled as the King’s Road.

 

 

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