also known as: Attractions, Castles, English Heritage, Festival, National Trust, Resident.
Over the festival weekend, Northumberland residents enjoyed free or discounted entry to many of the top attractions across the county including castles, gardens, stately homes and museums.
What is the Residents' Festival?
Over the festival weekend, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17
March 2013, Northumberland residents enjoyed free or discounted
entry to 26 top attractions across the county including castles,
gardens, stately homes and museums.
'Our people- our places' is organised by Northumberland County
Council in partnership with leading visitor attractions and has
become a firm favourite with local people.
Here is qhat some people have said about this years:
"I must say that I haven't seen Cragside as busy at this time of
year as it was on Sunday, if the other properties were just as busy
then the Residents Festival will have been a huge success and I
hope it happens again." Bob Wilkinson
"Visited Leaplish bird of prey centre at Kielder on Sunday 17th
March and witnessed this cheeky kite stealing the ladies wooley
"In the walled garden at Wallington Hall. We had an excellent
visit, took loads of photos and had an excellent lunch!" Bryony
"Had a fantastic day with my twins that we couldn't afford to
visit normally. So thank you very much." Kind regards, Sue
Canon IXUS 125 HS digital camera competiton winner
This picture, taken by Alison Ellerbrook of
Prudhoe, really captured the attention of the judges of our
Residents Festival photo competition who awarded her the
The two friendly donkeys belong to Kirkley
Hall Zoological Gardens – one of the venues taking part in the 2013
Northumberland Residents Festival that offered local people free or
discounted entry to a wide range of visitor attractions around the
county over the festival weekend.
The council received over 200 fantastic
photo entries capturing some stunning imagery of Northumberland
so it was really hard to choose a winner.
"The weather had a huge influence on the type
of photographs that the weekend produced, with a lot of indoor
shots being submitted from the visitors.” said Helen Smith, a
photographer and one of the judges.
“ Landscapes were a challenge in most of
Northumberland due to the lack influential light, but as you can
see in the Residents Festival picture gallery, animals turned out
to be an attractive subject for many photographers.It's not just
about getting the furry little subjects in the frame it's about
capturing that moment that makes the picture look just a little bit
different. Our winning shot summed up the whole weekend, the
caption should read 'welcome to our zoo, we hope you enjoy your
visit' it looks like they are posing for the picture. Mention
should also be made to the many wonderful pictures taken at the
Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre." She added
Alison will receive a canon digital camera for
her winning entry.
You can view other photos of the 2013
Residents’ Festival on our Pinterest page:
Win a family ticket to Northumberland's English Heritage
Winner to be announced week commencing 16th April ....
View the official Residents' Festival photo gallery.
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