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Address: off Bregagh Road, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
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Definitely worth a visit if you are in N. Ireland

We were driving from Belfast to Bushmills and took the time to stop here. It isn't particularly easy to find and based on the way we got there, looking for signs won't get you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Allison W
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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do you like GoT? Do you like hedges? If you do, you're in luck, if you don't it's a back road near Beragh that half the world descends on daily. You need to be up at dawn to avoid the hordes of sightseers arriving in coaches and cars and it all quickly turns into a free for all. As previous... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving from Belfast to Bushmills and took the time to stop here. It isn't particularly easy to find and based on the way we got there, looking for signs won't get you there. However, it was so worth the effort. Just driving up to it is breathtaking. The trees were planted to provide a dramatic entrance and that... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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263 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A road of old, curvy beech trees, planted in the 18th Century. More recently, the Hedges were featured in Game of Thrones as the Kings Road, the main road from the North to King’s Landing. We were very lucky that there weren’t too many people here, as that would have really wrecked the atmosphere - we got there at 10am... More 

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TEXAS
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158 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was it worth the stop...yes. I don't give it a full rating because the other tourists were not mindful of each others shots. It would be nice to share and take turns, that way we can all get our pictures. There needs to be a designated parking area so the cars wont be in the shots, and maybe a few... More 

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unique and interesting find in the beautiful countryside outside Ballymena. Its amazing this is in Northern Ireland. Lovely touristy place!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and haunting when visited during magic hours especially early morning.Too many vehicles parking all over the place can ruin photos, a dedicated car park will be helpful. Completely different in winter when the trees have no leaves, well worth visiting in summer too.

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Thank Ludwig W
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a Game of Thrones fan, this was a jewel to find. It is quite out of the way and not really advertised, so we had to ask the locals for directions. (which turned out to vary, depending on who you asked!) It became a treasure hunt. Finally reaching the road, the views were amazing. Surrounded by fields all around,... More 

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Thank A H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have just visited the Dark Hedges last week. These ancient trees are well worth a visit. We visited just before sunset and it made the trees look very spooky. The light was great and had an amazing effect for photos. We also decided to go later in the afternoon as there were very little tour buses visiting the area and... More 

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Driving along a normal road, one turns right into a marvellous and interesting sight of very old tangled trees running along the length of the road. It is the most unusual sight of such trees I have ever seen. It reminds me of scenes in Alice in Wonderland when she went down into a burrow following a rabbit. You really... More 

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Manchester
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Typical of the understated accessible beauty of Northern Ireland, you can just pull up here (we used Google Maps) and be astounded at the beauty of this extraordinary country road. No charge. Go very early in the morning if you want to take picture without cars !

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