The Dark Hedges is a small country road in Northern Ireland lined with Beech trees that were planted sometime in the 18th century to form the entrance to Gracehill House.
The interlocking trees were intended to impress visitors to the beautiful Georgian mansion owned by the Stuart family.
They have become very popular with tourists due to being used in scenes from Game Of Thrones Season 2 & Transformers: The Last Knight as well as other major video and photo shoots.
It comes as no surprise that the Dark Hedges also features as a major attraction on the Causeway Coastal route which has been voted among the world’s top 10 road trips.
Mother Nature Batters Northern Ireland
In January 2016 Storm Gertrude struck Northern Ireland causing chaos across the province.
The Dark Hedges was hit hard and some of the centuries old trees were brought down by the angry storm.
Over the next ten weeks, a company called Publicis and the Irish tourist board worked together to create 10 expertly crafted, bespoke doors, from the trees that fell that day.
To celebrate Northern Ireland’s connection with the award winning series and to pay tribute to the country’s own craft and heritage, each of the solid wooden doors depicted an episode from Game Of Thrones season 6.
Watch the video below as the ‘Doors Of Thrones’ story unfolds:
Where Are The Doors Of Thrones Located?
The 10 doors are on display across Northern Ireland in various pubs, cafés and inns. Together they create a unique exhibition of Game of Thrones, Season 6 and you can follow their route around NI in the image below.