Thousands flock to festival

The Northumberland Residents' Festival has been hailed a great success with thousands of residents taking advantage of the weekend sunshine and the free and discounted entry to visit many of the county's top attractions.

Tuesday, 4th April 2017, 14:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 18:08 pm
Alnwick Castle

Over 30 attractions including castles, gardens, houses and museums took part in the festival and opened their doors to local residents at reduced rates.

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The event was organised by Northumberland County Council in partnership with leading attractions with the aim of giving local people the opportunity to enjoy some of the area’s world class venues and fantastic heritage.

A council spokesman said: “It’s easy to forget just how special our county is and the many great things there are to do and see on our doorstep. We are delighted so many residents took advantage of the discounted entry charges to experience the wonderful attractions Northumberland has to offer.”

Alex Phillips, visitor attraction manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens said: “We had a really good turn-out over the festival weekend with people of all ages coming along to enjoying their day together in the sunshine. We hope that they will come back and see us again soon.”