Northumberland Residents’ Festival takes place this weekend

Chillingham Castle is one of the attractions included in the Northumberland Residents' Festival offer.
Chillingham Castle is one of the attractions included in the Northumberland Residents' Festival offer.
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Top attractions in Northumberland will be offering free or discounted entry today and tomorrow to people living in the county.

The sixth annual Residents’ Festival celebrates the fact that the county is not only a great place to visit, but also a fantastic place to live, and aims to give something back to local residents.

The event is being organised by Northumberland County Council, in partnership with more than 20 participating venues.

Attractions taking part include The Alnwick Garden, the Bailiffgate Museum, in Alnwick, Bamburgh Castle, Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Chillingham Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Etal Castle, Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh’s RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Woodhorn Museum and Warkworth Castle, among others.

The festival also features a buy-one-get-one-free offer for swimming at Northumberland leisure centres, including Willowburn, in Alnwick, and Rothbury Pool.

Residents will need the 2015 Residents’ Festival leaflet containing the vouchers for free/discounted entry. Each leaflet contains sufficient vouchers to visit up to four attractions during the festival weekend. They are available at various outlets throughout the county such as libraries, leisure centres, council information offices, tourist information centres and Sure Start Children’s centres. Or, download them from the county-council’s website.

Residents should also bring proof of residence, such as a driving licence, utility bill or bank statement.

Some attractions may have car-parking charges or special exhibitions, which may not be included in the festival weekend offer.