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U2 guitarist The Edge visits Glens of Antrim

U2's The Edge at the Londonderry Arms

U2 guitarist The Edge took a break from the rock band's world tour to visit the Glens of Antrim.

He stopped off in the village of Carnlough for lunch on Monday at the Londonderry Arms Hotel.

Built in 1848 by the Marchioness of Londonderry as a coaching inn, the hotel once belonged to the family of Sir Winston Churchill.

The Edge, whose real name is David Howell Evans, signed autographs for some fans and was photographed beside a portrait of the former British prime minister.

U2 entertained Belfast fans with two sell-out shows at the SSE Arena on Saturday and Sunday nights.

They are now taking a week off before playing a four-date run in their native Dublin at the 3Arena.

The hotel's management said they were "thrilled" to welcome The Edge to the popular hotel.

They said he had read about the hotel and the local area and had been keen to check it out.

The hotel posted some images on its Facebook page saying: "Absolutely delighted to welcome U2's The Edge to the Londonderry Arms Hotel to relax in the middle of the band's world tour!"

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