The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges

the dark hedges cruise

Stranocum, Co. Antrim

The Dark Hedges is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland and a popular attraction for tourists from across the world. This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century and intended to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to Gracehill House.
Centuries later the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges. The Grey Lady (a lost spirit from a long abandoned graveyard) is said to appear at dusk amongst the trees.