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The Dark Hedges is a natural avenue of beech trees located near the village of Stranocum, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland and has become a popular tourist destination in recent years.

The Dark Hedges was planted in the late 18th century by the Stuart family as a grand entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. The trees were intended to impress visitors and create a sense of mystery and intrigue as they approached the mansion. Over the years, the trees have grown tall and intertwined, forming a tunnel-like canopy that filters light and creates a breathtaking and mystical landscape.

Despite the fact that many of the original trees have been lost due to weather, disease, and age, the Dark Hedges still stands as one of Northern Ireland's most iconic landscapes. In recent years, it has also gained popularity as a location for filming and photography, appearing in popular TV shows and movies such as "Game of Thrones."

Visitors to the Dark Hedges can admire the trees from a path that runs alongside the avenue, or take a walk through the dark and atmospheric tunnel. The site is accessible to visitors year-round and is free of charge.