Wensleydale attraction launches new visitor app

A Wensleydale tourism attraction has announced the launch of a new acoustic guide app which visitors can use for free with entry through their own mobile phones.

The app enables visitors to Bolton Castle to enjoy insights and historical facts of the castle as they take in one of the UK’s best preserved medieval castle in the country.

Visitors can download the new audio app and hear the stories of the castle brought alive.

There’s an audio tour for each room of the castle with voices provided by the Living History team.

Visitors can find out about Mary Queen of Scots’ captivity, how Lord Scrope’s army prepared for war, and how the servants made sure life included some luxuries as well as day to day chores to keep this home functioning, amongst other sneak peeks on life in a castle.

General manager Jacqui Naylor is delighted with the new addition.

“We trialled the new acoustic guide app over the last two weeks of the Easter holidays, and visitors’ comments have been overwhelmingly positive and reassured us that this is the right time and the right addition to our visitor offer.

“It’s easy to presume that people read the printed guide, or see our interpretation signage, but an app is an easy way to really bring our story alive as you stand exactly where Lord Scrope addressed his troops, or where every day Medieval life took place.

“The app is easy to download on your mobile, its risk-free, and easy to dip in and out of. It’s a simple idea that works extremely well.”