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 Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.
Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. In fact, the iconic trees have been used as a filming location in HBO's epic series Game of Thrones, representing the King's Road.
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You can’t miss St John’s Point Lighthouse in gorgeous County Down. Its strikingly tall tower is marked with vibrant bands of yellow and black. These vivid colours, which distinguish it from other lighthouses, are known as its daymark. It is one of 70 lighthouses operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights around the coast of Ireland and continues to provide a vital role in maritime safety today.
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Tollymore Forest Park was the first state forest park in Northern Ireland, established on 2 June 1955. The name Tollymore (Tulaigh Mhór) is derived from "large hill or mound", referring to the two hills, approximately 250 m high, which are located within the forest boundary. Their official names have been recorded as Slieve Neir (possibly from Sliabh an Aoire, meaning "the mountain of the shepherd") and Slieve Snaran (from either snarvan, meaning to creep, or snarban, meaning a cataract). However, they are more commonly known as The Drinns and Curraghard, meaning "ridge" and "marshy upland" respectively.
The forest has been used as a filming location for the TV series Game of Thrones and the film Dracula Untold.
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Gleno - A well hidden Gem
Glenoe or Gleno is a hamlet in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is halfway between Larne and Carrickfergus. In the 2001 Census, it had a population of 87 people. Glenoe is in the Larne Borough Council area. Gleno waterfall, is now owned by the National Trust. The waterfall is in a deep gorge and has steps and paths that wind around a small glen with one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Northern Ireland. The original Mauds Ice Cream factory was situated in Gleno, near the waterfall. This was closed in 2002 when the company moved to Carrickfergus.This waterfall is a well hidden gem that is much overlooked when visiting the glens of Antrim.
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Wedding Day Photography
Wedding Day Photography by accomplished photographer John Reynolds. Capturing those unforgettable moments with a natural, unintrusive & creative style. Full day or hourly rates available and now taking bookings for 2021/2022
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Carrick Castle Sunrise
Carrickfergus Castle (from the Irish Carraig Ḟergus or "cairn of Fergus", the name "Fergus" meaning "strong man") is a Norman castle in Northern Ireland, situated in the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best-preserved medieval structures in Ireland.
The castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland.
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Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is one of Northern Ireland’s best-loved attractions, Carrick-a-Rede boasts unrivalled coastal scenery with stunning views of Rathlin and Scottish islands and an exhilarating rope bridge experience. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island over a 30m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today visitors to this family attraction in Northern Ireland are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge!
Spanning a chasm some eighty feet deep at this place to see in Co.Antrim is the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, it’s construction once consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which the fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island.
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Giants Causeway Sunset
Giants Causeway Sunset
The Giant’s Causeway is a natural rock formation. It is located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, in the county of Antrim, a few miles from the town of Bushmills.
It is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland and was voted as the 4th best natural wonder in the UK. In 1986, UNESCO declared the rock formation a World Heritage Site, the only one in Northern Ireland.The formation consists of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, most of which are hexagonal. The columns form huge stepping stones, some as high as 39 feet, which slope down to the sea.
Some of the columns have four, seven or eight sides. Weathering of the rock formation has also created circular structures, which the locals call ‘giant’s eyes’.
Many of the columns fit together so closely that it is impossible to insert a knife blade between them. When viewed from above, the causeway looks like a man made street.
A local legend says that the Giant’s Causeway was built by Finn McCool, a magical giant. One of the rock formations resembles a giant boot.
Finn supposedly built the causeway so that he could reach Scotland without getting his feet wet. There is a similar rock formation 75 miles away across the sea, at Fingal’s Cave, in Scotland. The Giant’s Causeway was actually formed by intense volcanic activity about 50 million years ago. As the lava rapidly cooled , it contracted into the distinctive shapes.
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Ballintoy Harbour Sunset
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Ballintoy Harbour can be discovered in the picturesque village of Ballintoy, a small village on the Causeway Coastal Route between Ballycastle and the Giant's Causeway. It means "the Northern Townland" in Irish (Baile an Tuaigh) and is known as a ‘raised beach’. The village is one of the locations used to film the HBO Game of Thrones television series.
Ballintoy harbour is just one of the joys of the North Coast. Once it did a thriving trade with Scotland, which began in the 1500s, and within living memory the fishermen who berthed their boats here sold fish in the shelter of the old lime Kilns.
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Mini Photography Session Vouchers
Can't get out to buy a gift? Why not buy a gift voucher for one of mini photo sessions and I can capture you and your loved ones in an intimate photography setting? Sessions last up to 20 minutes and are suitable for up to 3 children or a family of 5 (2 adults /3 children).
Included is a variety of poses, we will also deliver 1 mounted print to your door, 1 digital image download and additional images can be purchased online. Price per child is £25 or 2/3 siblings/family is £35 in the same slot. Sessions are every Sunday at St George's Market from 10-4pm with alternating Themes. All vouchers are valid for 5 years.
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