It is extremely difficult to believe that up until 15 years ago, only local inhabitants knew about that remarkable road. The Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Ireland is a gorgeously eerie avenue of beech trees that were planted by the Stuart family back in the 1750s. That makes these gnarly trees almost 300 years old! The Stuart family’s tantalizing to create a stunning landscape to impress its visitors as they approached the entrance to their mansion, the Gracehill House. Now, these days the Dark Hedges has become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. You may notice the perplexing scene from the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” as it’s served as a setting for the famous Kingsroad.
This striking place was a real gem of a find,” wrote by photographer Christopher Tait. “Not in the guide books but we eventually found a tourist guy that knew where it was. A stunning view of 300 year old beach trees lines the road. Some of trees have recently been felled as they were starting to fall but it is fairly a magical place.