The Dark Hedges
Those of you who are Game of Throne fans will probably be familiar with the Dark Hedges, but I am not really a fan. Sorry! Just a little too violent for me! My son loves the show. I saw a picture of the dark hedges when we were doing research for places we wanted to visit in Ireland. I knew we had to go and see this beautiful lane of trees for ourselves. A gazillion other people had the same idea too! My suggestion is if you want to see them without a gazillion other people is to go really early in the morning or late in the evening as the tour buses won't be there. The trees are located 20 minutes away from the Giant's Causeway. They were planted around 1775 by the Stuart family as the entrance to their Georgian Mansion called Gracehill. Originally, 150 beech trees were planted and today only 90 remain. Today the trees are looked after and protected as they should be because despite the crowds they are magical.