The beech trees that line Northern Ireland's famous Dark Hedges road were planted in the 18th century and eventually grew to form a breathtaking, twisted archway — a view so cinematic 'Game of Thrones' producers chose to use the road as a filming location in the series. It became a pedestrian-only street in 2017, a measure designed to preserve the outdoor icon.
Another shot from my Trip to Antrim last week. The Dark Hedges or the Kings Road as it was called in the Game of Thrones series. Such an incredible place! This place was almost impossible to photograph without getting some people in the shot! (Kind of managed😂) I was advised to go very early to get a proper shot but even half past 8 was too late to get an empty road! Met so many people that morning that travelled to see the trees just from seeing Game of Thrones alone. I can see why it’s such a popular location and I will definitely be making a return! Just a little earlier next time though! 🤓
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182 38057:09 PM Oct 22, 2018
Finding fairytale spots wherever we go here in Northern Ireland 💫 This famous avenue of ancient beech trees, known as the Dark Hedges, were planted by the Stuart family back in the 18th century. I wonder if they knew that these seedlings would turn into one of the most photographed spots in all of Northern Ireland!
Getting lost in a fairytale book.
☘️ Finally getting to see this incredible hidden road known as the Dark Hedges...well it was hidden away until a little show called “Game of Thrones” decided to make it the kings road in Westeros. Best time to visit is just as the sun is illuminating the trees for sunrise. @tourismireland#loveireland
37 20601:23 PM Nov 9, 2018
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.” — Alice Walker
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