The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges - Irish Landscapes
It was an early rise to drive up the frosty, foggy, Bregagh Road, near Armoy in Co. Antrim, to capture this scene of a stretch of trees, commonly known as ‘The Dark Hedges’. They were planted in the 1700’s by the Stuart family. They were intended to serve as a landscape feature leading up to their grand Georgian mansion, Gracehill house, which still stands to this day. Little did they realise that crowds of people would travel from far and wide, to see these peculiar trees, in the modern day. I somehow always imagine they’d be slightly disappointed that it’s not to see their magnificent Georgian house, but rather to pay homage to a scene that lasted the whole of two seconds in ’The Game of Thrones’. Not to mention the fact that in the 1700’s a television wasn’t even invented. How times change eh! But nevertheless, they are a sight worth seeing.
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