Gracehill House was built around 1775 by James Stuart and he then named it after his wife, Grace Lynd. James, like many of his ancestors was a fighting man raising a Yeomanry Corp, the 2nd Dunluce regiment who were heavily involved in the suppression of the 1798 rebellion. Life was not one totally of war and conflict but a sense of normality continued at Gracehill house and the surrounding lands.
The house developed a sense of grandeur with the centerpiece being the planting of the 150 beech trees drive leading to the house. The compelling landscape feature to the Georgian mansion is no longer part of the estate but is known as the world famous ‘Dark Hedges’. It is one of the most photographed locations in Northern Ireland and has appeared in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Season 2, Episode 1: On the King’s Road Arya Stark has escaped from King’s Landing, disguised as a boy. She is with Yoren, Gendry, Hot Pie and others who are to join in the Night’s Watch, in a cart, travelling north on the King’s Road.
Parking and other facilities
- Free parking at Gracehill House
- Our modern Bar and Restaurant serves tea and coffee all day
Call us on 02820751209 for directions.
We are proud to have the 7th door out of 10 that were designed and made from the trees that fell due to Storm Gertrude at The Dark Hedges in January 2016 on the Estate. Come along to the Hedges Hotel and get your photo taken with our fantastic door!