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The Dark Hedges

As if the undulating Irish countryside wasn’t magical enough, close to the town of Ballymoney you can treat yourself to a magical and mysterious moment with a visit to the Dark Hedges. This breathtaking avenue of gnarled beech trees lines the Bregagh Road close to the village of Armoy in County Antrim.

The Stuart family, who wished to impress visitors to their home in the nearby Gracehill House, planted the beech trees here some 200 years ago. It is quite apparent from a visit here just how successful they were, as the Dark Hedges still astound visitors today.

Particularly popular with photographers, the Dark Hedges are probably one of the most photographed attractions in Northern Ireland. Whether you’re here to photograph the Dark Hedges or simply to enjoy driving through them, you will be hard pressed not to marvel at the way the branches reach across to each other, like lovers lost in the dark. Now protected by a tree preservation order, the Dark Hedges should impress visitors for many more years to come.

As the Dark Hedges are 20 minutes’ drive north-east of the town of Ballymoney, you’ll definitely need a car if you want to visit them. However, as Bregagh Road is now the approach towards the Gracehill Golf Club, you could always kill two birds with one stone by coming here for a round of golf. However you intend to enjoy the Dark Hedges, always be sure to keep your eyes on the road!


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The Hedges Hotel £89
The Hedges Hotel

The Hedges Hotel

141 Ballinlea Road, Stranocum, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
     
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Ballymoney, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from The Dark Hedges and within 9 miles (15 km) of Benvarden Garden and Ballycastle Museum. Ballintoy Church and Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden are also within 9 miles (15 km).

    Carnately Lodge Ballycastle £129
    Carnately Lodge Ballycastle

    Carnately Lodge Ballycastle

    51 Moyarget Rd, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
       
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Ballycastle, this golf bed & breakfast is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Ballycastle Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kinbane Castle and Carrick-a-Rede. Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Sheep Island are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Large Nitb Approved Chalet Bungalow. In 1/3 Acre Private Gardens. Free Wifi
      Large Nitb Approved Chalet Bungalow. In 1/3 Acre Private Gardens. Free Wifi

      Large Nitb Approved Chalet Bungalow. In 1/3 Acre Private Gardens. Free Wifi

      121 Castlecat Road, Derrykeighan, Ballymoney, County Antrim
         
        0.0 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Ballymoney holiday home is located in a rural location, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Benvarden Garden, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden and White Rocks Beach. Giant's Causeway and Royal Portrush Golf Club are also within 9 miles (15 km).

        Causeway Lodge
        Causeway Lodge

        Causeway Lodge

        52 Moycraig Road, Dunseverick, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
           
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Bushmills, this luxury bed & breakfast is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Whitepark Bay and within 6 miles (10 km) of Giant's Causeway and Old Bushmills Distillery. Ballintoy Church and Ballintoy Harbour are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Glenmore House £102
          Glenmore House

          Glenmore House

          94 Whitepark Rd, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
             
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Ballycastle, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Carrick-a-Rede, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Kinbane Castle. Sheep Island and Ballycastle Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Ramoan House £164
            Ramoan House

            Ramoan House

            4 Ramoan Avenue, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Ballycastle, this holiday home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Ballycastle Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rathlin Island Ferry and Ballycastle Beach. Bonamargy Friary and Kinbane Castle are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Tara House
              Tara House

              Tara House

              14 Church Road, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in Ballycastle, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Ballycastle Museum, Rathlin Island Ferry and Ballycastle Beach. Bonamargy Friary and Kinbane Castle are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                The Fullerton Arms
                The Fullerton Arms

                The Fullerton Arms

                22-24 Main Street, Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ballintoy Church, Sheep Island and Ballintoy Harbour. Whitepark Bay and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge are also within 1 mile (2 km).