Posts tagged ‘Antrim’

Dark Hedges

This iconic avenue of 18th century beech trees known as the Dark Hedges is only a few miles inland from the Causeway Coast in North Antrim, Northern Ireland. Fans of the brilliant HBO series “Game of Thrones” may well recognise this location as The Kingsroad:

Dark Hedges, Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Dark Hedges, Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Dark Hedges, Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

Giant’s Causeway

We’ve recently returned from a whistle stop visit to Northern Ireland including a couple of days in Belfast and one day on the North Antrim coast which is perhaps most renowned for the world famous Giant’s Causeway.

This spectacular landscape is made up of over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Science explains that this geological wonder is the result of ancient volcanic activity, but I prefer to believe the more romantic stories of myth and legend which tell of the mighty giant Finn McCool who carved the causeway out of the rocky coastline.

Whatever you choose to believe, the Giant’s Causeway is a truely remarkable place and definitely deserves it’s place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

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