Saturday, January 30, 2021

#15 Dark Hedges


Dark Hedges

          We spent three days in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This held special interest for us because this is where Janet’s father's family is from. It was an amazing place! We drove through Dark Hedges, an avenue of beech trees along Bregagh Road between Arnoy and Stanocum in County Antrim. The trees form a tunnel that has been featured in the television series Game of Thrones-The Kings Road.  Even on a sunny day, the dark tunnel formed by the trees sends chills through us. The pasture surrounding the path was vast, green, and hilly.

We found out that in 1775, one hundred and fifty years ago,  the Beech trees were planted for an entrance to an estate.

          Six years after our trip we referred back to this eerie road as the setting for a car chase in our book.



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