Ireland's Dark Hedges Is The Most Mystifyingly Cool Road Ever

01/27/2014 07:12 am ET | Updated Jan 27, 2014

Somewhere in Northern Ireland (near the village of Armoy) along Bregagh Road lies a stunning site: A row of Beech trees that curve in crazy cool ways.

dark hedges ireland

The trees, planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century to dress up the road towards their manor, sit intertwined, creating a truly bizarro site in any season.

dark hedges ireland

dark hedges ireland

Now called The Dark Hedges by locals and tourists alike (Northern Ireland started using images from the road in their tourism campaigns in the late 1990s), the site has been used for scenes from "Game of Thrones".

Rumor has it that "the Grey Lady" (no, not the New York Times) now haunts the road, especially the last beech tree at dusk.

dark hedges ireland

dark hedges ireland

To get here, drive northwest about 50 miles from Belfast off Antrim Coastal Road.

Happy trails!

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