VIDEO: Residents see the sights despite thick fog

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Visitors still flocked to see the sights despite the thick fog which descended for much of the fifth annual Northumberland Residents’ Festival.

More than 30 attractions took part, including Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, Paxton House and Etal Castle, with visitors enjoying free or discounted entry.

Alexender the meerkat and County Councillor Val launch the Residents Festival with Ethan, 8, from Stakeford First School and Whitehouse Farm employee Rachel.

Alexender the meerkat and County Councillor Val launch the Residents Festival with Ethan, 8, from Stakeford First School and Whitehouse Farm employee Rachel.

Many families headed to Whitehouse Farm, near Morpeth, which was taking part in the event for the first time. Youngsters enjoyed petting lambs, rabbits, goats, chicks and even a few more scary residents such as tarantulas and pythons.

Although the weather was disappointing, the good turnout at many venues will be seen as an encouraging start to the new tourist season.

 

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