Games of Thrones landmark damaged after storm causes trees to collapse

FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY 2016. MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA. Hundreds of homes are without power and several roads throughout Northern Ireland have been closed due to the high winds caused by storm Gertrud. Winds gusting 70-80mph brought down 3 trees at the Dark Hedges, Armoy, a popular tourist attraction in the country with its recent fame from the TV series Game of Thrones. PICTURE MATT STEELE/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY 2016. MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA. Hundreds of homes are without power and several roads throughout Northern Ireland have been closed due to the high winds caused by storm Gertrud. Winds gusting 70-80mph brought down 3 trees at the Dark Hedges, Armoy, a popular tourist attraction in the country with its recent fame from the TV series Game of Thrones. PICTURE MATT STEELE/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

A rural Northern Irish landmark which found global fame after being used in the TV show Game of Thrones has been significantly damaged.

An image posted on social media on Friday morning shows at least two of the large old trees at the Dark Hedges in Co Antrim lying on the road – apparently rendering it impassable.

Patrick Cregg of the Woodland Trust believes three in total were downed.

Trees had been felled across the Province following an overnight storm which left thousands without power.

The road was blocked at the Dark Hedges.

The road was blocked at the Dark Hedges.