The Dark Hedges, a dark but beautiful road in Northern Ireland

The Dark Edges
Are you a fan of "Game of Thrones? Well, surely you are waiting like crazy for the premiere of the new season! However, there is still plenty for us to discover the fate of the most iconic characters in the series. To make the wait more enjoyable, what you can do in the meantime is discover some of the most emblematic settings in the series.

A few weeks ago we already told you about the places in Spain where the sixth season of HBO fiction will be filmed. Without a doubt, touring these scenarios can be a great plan for lovers of the series in our country, since they are accessible places. Of course, if you do not mind taking a plane to discover the corners in which the series has been recorded, then it will be better if you do not miss anything that we tell you below, since we are going to tell you about the corner where a film was filmed. one of the most iconic scenes in the plot: Arya Stark's flight down the Camino Real after her father's execution. We refer to The Dark Hedges, a mysterious tour located in Northern Ireland. Do you want to discover it?


The place that we are going to show you today came out at the end of the first season of "Game of Thrones". As we have just mentioned, it is the path by which the youngest of the Starks fled after the execution of her father in King's Landing. The Dark Hedges is located in Ballymoney, a town in North Ireland who has seen how in recent times many people were approaching this Irish area. In fact, this corner is so popular today that it is practically impossible to enjoy a moment of solitude. In the following image you can see the scene that we discussed.

The Dark Hedges


The Dark Hedges is actually a stretch of the Bregagh Road. However, it has little to do with the roads that we are used to seeing, as it is tremendously beautiful. And the road is surrounded by have whose branches intertwine forming a kind of tunnel. Thanks to the shadows and lights, the place acquires a mysterious and even dark tone, which amazes all those who have the opportunity to enjoy it. The best thing is that the place offers a different landscape depending on the time of day or year in which you visit it.


Although this stretch of road has become popular after its appearance in "Game of Thrones", the truth is that it was created in the 18th century by order of the Stuart, one of the richest families in the country, who intended that all those who visit his Georgian Gracehill House be truly impressed. Today, the magnificent Stuart home is a golf club, but the trail remains largely intact.

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How could it be otherwise, this dark path is linked to some legends. The best known has to do with Lady gray (Gray Lady), an alleged Stuart maid who passed away more than 150 years ago whose spirit wanders under the trees. However, some claim that the legend was invented by the lord of the house so that his daughters were not tempted to walk around this place. Of course, others assure that during Halloween night Lady Gray and other tormented souls wander among the dark hedges on the road. Considering these stories, would you dare to visit this wonderful stretch of road?

The Dark Hedges Ballymoney - Northern Ireland (May 2024)

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