Do you want to see the real life King’s Road, and the iconic trees from Game of Thrones movie location? Are you curious to learn about the history of the Dark Hedges? Do you want to search for the ghost of the Grey Lady?

Tours leave daily on the hour from the Dark Hedges Experience Centre, just 50m from the hotel reception, where car parking is available for £1 per car.

After the tour, why not have a cuppa in the Bell Tower Cafe, located in the Gracehill Golf Course? If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, The Scullery Restaurant is open everyday in the Hedges Hotel.

The Dark Hedges have shared their natural beauty with us for over 200 years, so we ask you to Leave No Trace.


With 200 year old beech trees, some uneven terrain and a busy road to cross the Dark Hedges Estate presents several hazards. Therefore, the health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority, and we aim for a zero serious harm injury rate. The Dark Hedges Experience coordinate with a site wide Health and Safety Committee to ensure initiatives are undertaken to reduce and eliminate any harm.

There is also a significant investment in training of our Storyguides through our ‘Spirit of Hosting’ programme to ensure guests do not venture into potentially unsafe zones and are informed of potential hazards on the Dark Hedges Estate and off the site ground.

We do encourage all guests to wear suitable footwear and have invested extensively in pathways to safely guide visitors through the Dark Hedges Estate. If parking within the Dark Hedges Estate, please ensure that you watch out for other moving vehicles and pedestrians. In wet weather, surfaces including footpaths, decks and stairs can become slippery, we ask all guests to be careful around these surfaces. The Dark Hedges is a popular visitor attraction drawing thousands of visitors daily. Please watch out for buses, cars and cyclists before attempting to cross over to the Dark Hedges and when pulling out of the Dark Hedges Estate parking zone.

We provide wheelchair access wherever possible, though some stairs may limit access to some sections of the Dark Hedges Estate.

By entering the Estate the visitor agrees to be prevented from suing or otherwise claiming against the Dark Hedges Estate for any property loss or personal injury.

The Dark Hedges Experience Location


FINDing the Dark Hedges Experience


139a Ballinlea Road, Stranocum, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 8PX, Northern Ireland.

Getting to the Dark Hedges
Head to Stranocum Village and follow Gracehill Road all the way to the Dark Hedges Experience Centre. Tour parking is available here.

Please note the Dark Hedges is road is closed to motor vehicles. Foot traffic only.

What is nearby the Dark Hedges
The Dark Hedges is a short detour off the Causeway Coastal Route, route. It is one of the many Causeway Coastal route highlights. The World famous and UNESCO World Heritage Site is just 20 minutes drive from the Dark Hedges Experience The National Trust Carrick-A-Rede Rope, another tourist attraction nearby is 17 minutes drive. You can pack so much into your travel around Northern Ireland.

Travel Time to the Dark Hedges
1 hour drive from Belfast.
3 hours drive from Dublin.


Step inside our new Experience Centre to book your tour. Located 50m from the Hedges Hotel reception. Experience Centre hours 9am to 5pm, daily. Guided tours start on the hour from 10am.
For groups of 10 or more ask our team about our discounted group rates.

The Dark Hedges Hotel

The Hedges Hotel is situated close to the iconic Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This is a new and modern hotel with spacious modern bedrooms and bathrooms. The Dark Hedges have been used in scenes for the internationally acclaimed TV series "The Game of Thrones" and many visitors to the location visit The Hedges Hotel and Restaurant.



Set within the 300 Acres of the Dark Hedges Estate lays an 18-hole Parkland Golf Course which is surrounded by spectacular ponds and woodland throughout. The golf course founded in 1995 and was designed by the talented Frank Ainsworth into a 72 Par American Style course with challenging obstacles such as water hazards and huge trees. Some of the greens are strategically placed near water hazards while other holes are played through mature woodland or over heathland, making Gracehill Golf Course one of the few courses in Ireland to offer such variety. The modern clubhouse provides a warm and friendly atmosphere, scenic views of the course and a first class bar and restaurant.

Golf at the dark hedges estate

Golf at the dark hedges estate

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We're the country that built the Titanic, has the world-famous Giant's Causeway and world-class golf. So what are you waiting for?

Game of Thrones

In true “Game of Thrones” fashion, the “Game of Thrones” Legacy attractions will be on a scale and scope bigger than anything the public has ever seen, offering the first opportunity for the public to set foot inside some of the most iconic locations from the series and behind the camera lens to see how the world’s biggest TV show was made. Each site will feature not only the breathtaking sets, but will also exhibit displays of costumes, props, weapons, set decorations, art files, models, and other production materials. The visitor experience will be enhanced by state-of-the-art digital content and interactive materials which will showcase some of the digital wizardry the series is known for.