Top attractions to take part in Residents’ Festival

Top attractions in Northumberland will be offering free or discounted entry to people living in the county during the annual Residents' Festival on 1st and 2nd of April.
The festival  aims to give local people the opportunity  to enjoy some of the world class venues and fantastic heritage that we have on our doorstep.
Throughout the weekend, 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.
James Fell, Heritage and Events Development Manager said:
“ The Festival celebrates the superb range of visitor attractions and heritage  we have in Northumberland. It provides an opportunity for all those who live and work in our beautiful county to explore it further and then spread the word to friends and family.”
“ We hope that residents will put the date in their diaries now and take the opportunity to experience the wonderful attractions the county has to offer. ”
The event is organised by Northumberland County Council  in partnership with leading visitor attractions from across the county.
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. 
Residents can find full details of the festival weekend and download the special vouchers needed to receive their  free or discounted entry to the attractions from the website  www.activenorthumberland.orguk/Northumberland-festivals-and-events.aspx
The vouchers  are  also available in the Residents’ Festival leaflets displayed in local libraries, county council offices, tourist information centres and sports centres.
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