Festival offers chance to visit top attractions

Top attractions are offering free or discounted entry to people living in Northumberland during the annual residents' festival this weekend.

Monday, 27th March 2017, 1:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:21 pm
Paxton House

The festival aims to give local people the opportunity to enjoy some of the world class venues and fantastic heritage on our doorstep.

Castles, gardens, houses and museums will be opening their doors at reduced rates. There will something for all ages with tours, events and activities bringing local culture to life.

Chillingham Wild Cattle

James Fell, heritage and events development manager, said: “The festival celebrates the superb range of visitor attractions and heritage we have in Northumberland. We hope that residents will take the opportunity to explore the wonderful attractions the county has to offer and then spread the word to friends and family.”

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The event is organised by Northumberland County Council in partnership with leading visitor attractions.

For full details and to download the special vouchers needed visit www.activenorthumberland.org.uk or pick up a leaflet from libraries, council offices, tourist information and sports centres.

This year over thirty attractions are due to participate. These include Alnwick Garden, Bamburgh Castle, Chillingham Castle, Corbridge Roman Town, Housesteads Roman Fort, Kielder Water and Forest Park, Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Paxton House Gallery and Country Park, Warkworth Castle, Woodhorn Museum and White House Farm Centre.

Whitehouse Farm, near Morpeth
Chillingham Wild Cattle
Whitehouse Farm, near Morpeth