Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Ireland. This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family 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. They are reputedly haunted by a ‘Grey lady’. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight as they form an arc over the road and have become known as the Dark Hedges.