These giant Beech trees have grown so high, they have nearly intertwined with each other! Located about an hour north of Belfast, the 150-plus trees were planted in the late 1700s as part of the grand entranceway to the Gracehill House estate. The mansion still exists, but is no longer a part of the estate, which is now a golf course. The Dark Hedges were made famous by “Game of Thrones,” with many scenes shot here.
Things to Know/Bring
The Dark Hedges have become increasingly more popular with tourists and the crowds have grown with that popularity.
Free parking is available at a nearby hotel and families can walk to the Dark Hedges, as traffic is banned from the roadway.