Planted in the eighteenth century these iconic beech trees are instantly recognizable from Game of Thrones.

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. In fact, the iconic trees have been used as a filming location in Game of Thrones, representing the Kingsroad.

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Good To Know

  • Always open.
  • Bregagh Road is pedestrianised only and no vehicles are allowed.
  • Parking available nearby at The Dark Hedges Estate. Cars can park for free. There is a charge for buses which can be arranged with the club as either a one-off payment or a yearly fee. Contact details for further information are as follows:
  • The Dark Hedges is a picturesque site and visitors are asked to leave no trace in terms of litter or damage to the area.


Bregagh Road, Stranocum, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 8PX

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