The Dark Hedges, Armoy

The Dark Hedges is one of Ireland’s most photographed natural phenomena, an atmospheric avenue of inter-twined beech trees originally planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century to impress visitors to their ancestral home, Gracehill House. The branches, like bony, inter-twined fingers, can appear otherworldly and make the perfect setting for local ghost (the Grey Lady), who is said to appear at dusk. The Dark Hedges is another of many local landmarks used as a filming location for HBO’s critically acclaimed Game Of Thrones.