Photographers, local and foreign alike, flock to the avenue during every season of the year to capture this unique natural phenomenon in different lighting conditions. Bright sunlight, thick fog, golden sunsets and even snowstorms draw photographers to capture this strange tunnel in all of its glory. It’s also a popular destination for couples taking their wedding photos. The epic tree tunnel even appeared in the critically-acclaimed and widely l0ved Game Of Thrones TV series (Season 2 Episode 1).
The beech trees surrounding this serene avenue were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family in order to impress visitors on the approach to their home, Gracehill House. Over time, the tree’s upper branches expanded and grew together, forming the picturesque and haunting natural cathedral that we see today.
Photographers love taking picture of this mysterious stand of trees in heavy fog, which is fitting because of a ghostly legend surrounding them. It is said that these beeches are haunted by a “Grey Lady” who wanders the trees at dusk, silently gliding the length of the avenue before disappearing at the end of the trees.