Attractions give county residents a special treat

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle
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FREE or discounted entry to some of Northumberland’s most iconic tourist attractions is available this weekend for the county’s residents.

The third annual Northumberland Residents’ Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

It has been organised by Northumberland County Council in partnership with leading visitor venues from across the county.

Over the last two years, the festival has grown in popularity and is now a well-established event.

Last year, thousands of people took advantage of the offers and, this year, the council is keen to attract even more people.

Attractions taking part in the 2012 event include The Alnwick Garden, Bamburgh Castle and the RNLI Grace Darling Museum.

Residents will need special vouchers to receive free or discounted entry to the attractions and these will be available from local libraries, council offices, tourist information centres and sports centres.

Alternatively, download the vouchers from


Normal admission times apply, unless stated. Festival voucher needed for all offers.

The Alnwick Garden: 50 per cent discount on full-price adult ticket.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: Free entry (up to two adults/two children).

Bamburgh Castle: Two-for-one entry.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: Two-for-one entry.

Cragside: Free entry.

Dunstanburgh Castle: Two-for-one entry.

Etal Castle: Two-for-one entry.

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens: 50 per cent off. Saturday/Sunday, 9am–4pm, last admission 3pm.

Lindisfarne Castle: Free entry (up to two adults/two children). Saturday/Sunday, 10am–3pm, last admission 2.30pm.

Lindisfarne Priory: Two-for-one entry.

Longframlington Gardens: Free entry. Last admission for garden walk, 3.30pm.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: Free entry. Special activities during festival weekend include tea party and teddy bears’ picnic. Saturday/Sunday, 10am–5pm, last admission 4.15pm.

Wallington: Free entry.

Warkworth Castle: Two for one entry.

Woodhorn: Buy one adult ticket, get one child ticket free to Invasion exhibition, 10am–4pm.