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Cheshire residents will be able to enjoy some of the region’s tourist attractions for free to celebrate the annual week-long celebration of English Tourism Week which takes place from 25th March to 2nd April 2017.
Marketing Cheshire alongside Cheshire East and Cheshire West councils have createdthe county’s first Residents’ Festival as a way of saying thank you to the people of Cheshire for the warm welcome they give to the 48 million visitors that visit the region.
The concept of the festival was born from the notion that whilst residents have some of the country’s most brilliant attractions on their doorstep, which millions of tourists travel across the country for, there are many of who haven’t ever experienced them.
Katrina Michel, Chief Executive of Marketing Cheshire said: “To celebrate English Tourism week,we are encouraging our residents to put themselves in the shoes of the tourists. Our tourist economy continues to enjoy a wonderful growth, thanks in a large part to the continued investment and the innovative nature of our world-class attractions.
“Cheshire Residents’ Festival will give the opportunity for the residents of Cheshire to become even prouder ambassadors of our county, by giving them more of a taste of all that Cheshire has to offer and discover attractions they might not even have known were on their doorstep.”
Many of the county’s largest attractions are offering the opportunity to visit for free for one week only. Representatives from Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction like Adlington Hall and Gardens, Cholmondeley Castle Gardens and Tatton Park Gardens are all offering free entry to enjoy the British seasonal planting and landscaping for which the county is renowned.
Wildlife lovers can visit RSPB Burton Mere or Reaseheath Zoo and culture vultures can enjoy performances at Crewe Lyceum for free, entry to the Port Sunlight Museum and the chance to have a behind the scenes tour of Chester’s new cultural centre, Storyhouse. Jodrell Bank have also offered 250 free tickets to enjoy their discovery centre – a chance to explore the workings of the universe and the giant Lovell telescope.
To join in, book tickets through:http://www.visitcheshire.com/cheshire-residents-festival.