Use your smartphone or tablet to see stories of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast come to life with this Augmented Reality app!
Point your devices camera at the viewing lectern at a location and watch an Iron Age hill fort, historic castle or unlucky packet boat appear on the landscape beyond the panel.
The Iron Age hill fort at Dunraven Bay (AR1) dates from around 500 BC and is one of many promontory forts along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Without a direct water source it is thought it was more likely to be a trading post than a defensive settlement. Spanning the whole of the Witches Point peninsular, the settlement will have been well placed to see and attract visitors from all directions. Listen to an audio description to find out more about the scene.
See the magnificent Dunraven Castle (AR2) rise from its ruins, listen to an audio description then watch two videos, the first describing the history of the house and its inhabitants, the second telling the story of the notorious Wreckers of Dunraven. There has been a stone dwelling on the site at Dunraven Bay since the 12th century. Many people have lived there over the centuries, each adding their own mark on its architecture and legends. This app will give you an insight into how it changed over the centuries, who lived there and it's eventual fate.
The ill-fated Frolic Steam Packet (AR3) sails the Bristol Channel again, with an audio description. Click on the video button to view an animation about the tragic night in 1831 when she sank with all aboard. The Frolic Steam Packet was quite the way to travel in 1831 and was heavily laden with important passengers when she set sail from Haverfordwest, bound for Bristol. In terrible conditions she was wrecked on the Nash Sands. Her tragic demise prompted Trinity House to build the two lighthouses at Nash Point the following year.
Also, look for the Glamorgan Heritage Coast beer mats in local pubs and use the app to hold a roundhouse, lighthouse scene or castle in your hand.