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The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

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The Dark Hedges is an avenue of beech trees along Bregagh Road between Armoy and Stranocum in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The avenue of beech trees has made a name for itself as a tourist attraction after featuring in the ever-popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

Nowadays, fans of the show flock to the picturesque tree-lined road so they can imagine they are Arya Stark embarking on the long journey along the King’s Road.

The trees were originally planted by the owners of a grand Georgian mansion in the 18th century. They wanted to create an impressive entrance to their home, so in 1775 they planted 150 beech trees to line the road to their estate.

After nearly 250 years, the trees have formed an eerie tunnel which offered an atmospheric backdrop for the TV series.


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