Robin Hood Audio Trail re-launched online
The world famous hero of Robin Hood now has new online promotion with the re-launch of the Robin Hood Audio Trail.
The trail, which takes in around 12-15 points in the Nottinghamshire region relating to the world famous legend, is portrayed online via an interactive map and audio at http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/robin-hood/robin-hood-trail.
Starting at Nottingham Castle and heading out into Sherwood Forest, the core trail of twelve points were initially developed in 2008. Part of the initial trail development included the installation of audio units at the key locations giving further information and including wind-up technology audio.
As well as taking in established sites associated with the legend, the trail also picks up on places a little off the beaten track. Head out to the aptly named Thieves Wood which would have been a dangerous place for travellers on the King’s Highway. Alternatively, seek out the remains of King John’s former royal hunting lodge in King’s Clipstone.
Now available online, the audio is automatically played upon a scroll over of relevant points on the map, and visitors to the online trail can find out more about particular points by clicking through for further details via the Experience Nottinghamshire site.
The audio tracks are particularly revealing of the legend and include references to the original tales of Robin Hood together with insights into what life may have been like for the outlaw.
The online trail has been updated to include references to places like the Galleries of Justice Museum, where the recent discovery of an oubliette has supported the theory that it was the location where the Sheriff distributed law and order.
Also available online is a Tom-Tom Sat Nav guide which interested visitors can download and use to help them navigate the trail.
The release of the online trail comes at the same time as Experience Nottinghamshire release an itinerary ideas section which helps visitors plan their journey between Robin Hood attractions.
New functionality allows users to assess the travel time and distance between particular venues so that people can plan their journeys more accurately. Other themes are available including local produce, shopping, arts and culture and The Dukeries.
The new trail and itinerary planner will no doubt add more depth to the Robin Hood offer. Designed to help day visitors and short break holidaymakers find their perfect Robin Hood experience, the new online functionality is a welcome addition to the promotion of one of the world’s best loved heroes.