Planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family they were originally intended to be a compelling landscape to impress visitors as they approached the long gone Georgian manor Gracehill House. What the family didn’t anticipate was how the seeds, planted over 300 years ago have caused a natural phenomenon.
The avenue of beech trees look as prominent now as they did 2 centuries ago and the trees in their natural form still exist. They are said to be one of the most photographed natural phenomenon’s in Northern Ireland.
People may know them more commonly as being the scene of the Kings Road in HBO’s Game of Thrones series. There are many myths and tales that surround the trees of the Bregagh Road, but it should definitely be seen to be believed. There’s something quite old-world and mysterious about them.
To avoid the crowds of tourists and people that show up every day, the Hedges are best explored early in the morning or before sunset at night.