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Storm Arwen brings further destruction to the famous Dark Hedges

Images: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Storm Arwen which wrecked havoc across parts of the British Isles on Friday, 26 November, has seen further damage caused to the famous Dark Hedges in County Antrim, with two of the iconic trees being toppled.

The first named storm of the season, Arwen battered with gales up to 60mph locally here in Northern Ireland.

An avenue of Beech trees on the Bregagh Road, between Armoy and Stranocum, it has been a locally loved beauty spot for many years in Northern Ireland, and more recently became a global visitor destination after featuring on the TV hit series ‘Game of Thrones’, as ‘The King’s Road’.

The famous trees last suffered damage during ‘Storm Hector’ back in June 2018.

The beech trees were planted in the 18th century by a local family, the Stuarts, with the intent of creating a grand entrance to their nearby Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.


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