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Rooted in history and a stone's throw from the famous Hedges themselves, you can stay, explore and discover more at the Dark Hedges Estate.
Just a stone's throw from the wonder of the Dark Hedges, you'll find the Dark Hedges Estate with 3 bars, 2 restaurants, a 16-bed hotel with hair and beauty studio, Gracehill House the original Georgian mansion, a Game of Thrones door and an 18 hole golf course.
The Dark Hedges Estate is located in the Causeway Glens which is the beginning of the Causeway Coastal route, only 1 hour from Titanic Belfast, the Worlds Largest Titanic Exhibition, and just 9 miles from the Old Bushmills Distillery, the Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle and the Royal Portrush Golf Club - all just a short trip along Causeway Coastal route.
The Causeway Coast and Glens is an area of breathtaking beauty where the rugged coastline merges with a romantic landscape of deep, silent glens and lush forest parks and boasts three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Top Reasons To Visit
- Selfie at the 7th Game of Thrones Door in the Belltower
- There's a hidden fairy in the Enchanted Estate
- Candlelight stroll along the Dark Hedges
- Stay and play Golf at Gracehill Golf Course
- Afternoon Tea at the Belltower overlooking the golf course
The Hedges Hotel – is the perfect destination to stay and explore the area. The active adventurers will revel in the walking and cycling trails with terrains to suit all capabilities and the North Atlantic waters are a veritable playground for surfers, sailors, kayakers and those brave enough for coasteering being situated only 7 miles from the coast.
The Scullery Bar and Restaurant which overlooks the countryside takes traditional cooking values and gives them a modern twist. A selection of home-style dishes are freshly prepared by chefs using the best, most delicious produce we can find, from as close by as possible. With live music most Saturday nights it’s a hidden gem for a weekend break
Located behind Gracehill House is the Belltower Bar and Restaurant, which is home to the seventh Game of Thrones door. It is situated on the edge of the golf course and is open to both golf members and non-members. Recently refurbished with modern interiors, welcoming staff ensures this space is perfect for any occasion. Chefs select and prepare the finest local produce for each dish and cook it to the highest standard. Such pride is taken the Belltower produce their own jams, chutneys and chocolates from the chef’s kitchen.
Local food tours use the Belltower as a destination stop for this reason, highlighting the wealth of locally produce available in the Causeway Coast and Glens. Adjacent to the Belltower is the Pantry – the newest multi-functional venue has recently been used for corporate events and weddings given the appeal of its exposed beams and white washed walls.
The Dark Hedges
Attracting thousands of tourists every week, the Dark Hedges are one of the most photographed locations in Europe. The Stuart family planted this beautiful avenue of beech trees in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House.
Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become known as the Dark Hedges. A spectral ‘Grey Lady’ who appears at dusk among the trees reputedly haunts the road. She silently glides along the roadside and disappears as she passes the last beech tree.