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The Dark Hedges

Luis Asencio
Marketing & Branding Guru

The Dark Hedges: A Delightfully Dramatic Tree Tunnel in Northern Ireland

‍Planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, the opposing rows of beech trees were meant to create an impressive, scenic road leading up to their estate, Gracehill House. However, as the trees matured they began to bend over the road and their upper branches intermingled creating a shadowy arboreal tunnel.

‍The bent trunks and gnarled branches give the road an aura of the supernatural, which has landed the Irish thoroughfare a number of background roles in both movies and television shows such as Game of Thrones.