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Tourism boost from TV

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman amongst film crew take a strole along Berwicks walls while filming an adaptation of Eric Lomax's The Railway Man

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman amongst film crew take a strole along Berwicks walls while filming an adaptation of Eric Lomax's The Railway Man

Film and TV coverage of north Northumberland is helping to boost visitor bookings this year.

Jeff Sutheran, chairman of the North Northumberland Tourism Association, said: “Films such as The Railway Man and the Robson Green TV series have made more people want to visit north Northumberland.”

Bruce Hewison of the Alnwick Tourism Association added: “After a slow start the summer of 2013 made it a busy period for many of our members, and some are already reporting encouraging early bookings for 2014. It is essential for our local economy that we make the most of the natural assets and the wide variety of attractions and events that make Northumberland such a memorable tourist destination.”

Visitor attractions and tourism businesses will be putting the ‘Welcome’ mat to hospitality providers at the annual North Tourism Fair in Alnwick on Wednesday, March 19 at Willowburn Sports & Leisure Centre from 10am to 2.30pm. All welcome, free.

 

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