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Stunning images captured by Glenn Miles on his amazing north coast journey

By Amanda Ferguson

It's one of Northern Ireland's most historic sites as you've never seen it before.

This image captures the ruins of Downhill House on the north coast, lit up against the backdrop of a spectacular night sky.

The arresting photograph is just one from an upcoming exhibition which celebrates the outstanding natural beauty and hypnotic landscapes of the north coast.

It was captured by veteran photographer Glenn Miles who has been documenting our most picturesque scenery for more than 25 years.

Downhill House was a mansion built in the 18th century for Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol. Much of the building was destroyed by fire in 1851 before being rebuilt in the 1870s. However, this once magnificent home fell into disrepair after the Second World War and is now a landmark coastal site.

Downhill House is now part of the National Trust property of Downhill Demesne and nearby Mussenden Temple.

Glenn Miles' new exhibition is entitled North Coast Journey and is running at the Linenhall Library in Belfast from June 2 to 30.

Among the other eye-catching photographs on display will be Dunluce Castle against an orange-streaked sky at sunset; Mussenden Temple viewed across a choppy sea from the Strand beach; the beauty of the Dark Hedges in Ballymoney; and a night sky alive with stars.

A spokeswoman for Linenhall Library said: "The unparallelled beauty of Northern Ireland comes across loud and clear in Miles' series of breathtaking photographs."

Miles' striking collection is just one in a series of events organised by the library to entice visitors throughout June. They include an exhibit called Belfast by Deborah Toner which featuring exquisite machine-stitched maps and iconic landmarks of the city using Irish linen.

For more information, log on to linenhall.com

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