Britain by Night: photos of Britain's breathtaking buildings and landscapes

Britain by Night photo book by Mark McNeill
South Stacks (Image credit: Mark McNeill)

Great Britain's buildings, landscapes and landmarks are some of the most famous and heavily photographed in the world, so there's a good chance that you've already seen many of them before. 

However, there's an equally good chance that you haven't seen most of them by night – which is when many of them really come to life. And that's where this great new photography book, Britain by Night, promises to bring light to the darkness.

Featuring the work of Mark McNeill, a professional photographer based in the North West of England, Britain by Night showcases some stunning shots across the length and breadth of Great Britain – and attests why night photography specialist McNeill was highly commended in the Royal Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

Featuring stunning natural landscapes bathed in moonlight as well as amazing architectural astrophotography, the book gives a unique look at the familiar terrain of England, Scotland and Wales.

"In Britain by Night, photographer Mark McNeill has captured a huge variety of night scenery and skyscapes that show both natural and man-made Britain in a new light," reads the official notes from the publisher. 

"He takes his camera from Scotland, the North East, the Lake District and the rest of the North West including Liverpool and Manchester, to Wales, the Midlands including Birmingham, the East of England, London, the South Coast and the South West. 

"The images captured range from iconic locations such as the Sycamore Gap in the Northumberland National Park framing the Milky Way, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Forth Viaduct, Jodrell Bank beneath the moon, to familiar landmarks such as the Cutty Sark picked out by light and the Liverpool skyline, our magnificent coast, atmospheric lakeside and mountain shots, and much, much more. 

Published by Amberley Publishing (opens in new tab) (ISBN 9781398102453), Britain by Night is available now for $25.87 / £12.99 in paperback or $15.37 / £12.99 on Kindle.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.