Iconic Game of Thrones scene in Antrim damaged during Storm Doris 4 years ago

Iconic Game of Thrones scene in Antrim damaged during Storm Doris

Sad news for Game of Thrones fans...

One of the trees, featured in Game of Thrones, in a famous avenue in Northern Ireland has been uprooted by Storm Doris over the past 24 hours.

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The trees, near Armoy in County Antrim, have featured in the hit TV series Game of Thrones as the Kings Road and have become a popular tourist attraction ever since.

The tunnel of trees are known as the Dark Hedges, and while there were originally 150 trees in the avenue, only about 90 of the trees are still standing.

Another of the trees came down overnight during the winds of Storm Doris.

Speaking to the BBC, Patrick Craig of the Dark Hedges Preservation Trust spoke of his sadness at the dwindling numbers of trees left on the famous road.

"It's sad but we have to recognise the trees were planted in the late 1700s, so they're approaching 200 or 250 years old," he said.

"Beech trees are particularly vulnerable to coming down very suddenly."

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