Scenic Saturdays: The Dark Hedges

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This is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in all of Northern Ireland. It’s essentially an avenue in the middle of nowhere. The trees were planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century, meant as a beautiful landscape feature to impress guests. Two centuries later, they’ve grown into what a lot of people refer to as The Dark Hedges.

And I’ll be damned, two centuries later they still impress, that’s for sure. We visited at around 5 o’clock, about 10 minutes prior to a bus load of tourists. Perfect timing. One thing I have found is that it is very, very rattling to try and take that perfect photo with tourists everywhere.

You definitely get the feeling that come dusk or later into the evening, the stretch of hedges can become quite, well, eery. I read a few things online about ghosts.