The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney is the most photographed location in Northern Ireland. Even the wildly popular Game of Thrones has popped over to the Dark Hedges to film a scene at this eerily beautiful road.
As they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House, it was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors. The trees remain a magnificent sight two centuries later and have become one of Northern Ireland's most photographed natural phenomena. In fact, in HBO's epic series Game of Thrones ®, representing the Kingsroad, the iconic trees were used as a filming location.
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There is limited parking at the entrance to the road so best to park over the road at the golf club and it is then a short walk through the grounds to The Dark Hedges and make sure you get there early morning to avoid tourist buses as they will ruin the amazing photographs. (Around 10:30 am this places was overrun with giant tour busses and people climbing the trees. )
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