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“Lonely and Forgotten” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges
off Bregagh Road, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #9 of 131 attractions in County Antrim
Type: Scenic Drives
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lonely and Forgotten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is not a tourist attraction - I hope it stays that way. If the needy tourist is catered for it would only spoil it. Don't expect signage, carparks or cafes. It is simply a road with trees on either side. The trees are just doing what they do best, and few do it better.
If this isn't your sort of thing, well, you were told. If it is your sort of thing then you'll love it. Get the right time of year and time of day and it becomes somewhere else.

Visited May 2013
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“Not at its best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We visited in early May and the Trees were not in full bloom, would imagine they are fantstic in a few weeks time. Well worth the diversion on the way to Ballintoy from Belfast.

Visited May 2013
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“Absolutely inspiring eerie and beautiful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant. It really is a special place, haunting and seems unique. Highly recommend. Needs signage badly. Lovely

Visited May 2013
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“Lovely but difficult to find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Nice stop for a quick walk and photo op, though it was very difficult to find. Our GPS did not recognize the road name and nearly all of the roads in the area were not marked, so I would recommend bringing a good map with you. However, google maps also get the location slightly wrong (if you type in post code 'BT53 8TP'). The location is on Bregagh Rd., just south of Ballinlea Rd., you can see the trees form Ballinlea Rd, but not from Ballykenver, so I would recommend coming from that direction.

Visited March 2013
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“Mesmerising, Gorgeous, Atmospheric!!! Highly Recommend!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

What an amazing natural sight to behold in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. These beech trees were planted over 200 years ago by a local family and run for about half a mile.
Could be tricky to get to unless you have a GPS. It's on Bregagh Rd, on the way to Armoy from Derry. It looks like it's a portal into a make-believe land like Narnia or something out of Lord of the Rings. We got there about 20 mins before sunset with a long lens to shoot it and got INCREDIBLE photos. Will go back on my next visit.

Visited December 2012
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