Cadw has produced a series of films that series to re-imagine how historic sites once looked. Thanks to CGI technology, Cadw has ‘rebuilt’ Segontium Roman Fort, Caerphilly Castle, and Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber, allowing people to see what they would have looked like in their hay day. To complete the project, a team of CGI designers worked with experts at Cadw using detailed floor plans, site measurements, artists’ impressions and mapping information from the land registry office. http://www.youtube.com/user/cadwwales/videos?view=0&shelf_id=0&sort=dd
Castles from the Clouds
Cadw, has taken to the skies to show off the country’s incredible history from a unique perspective. Monuments including Laugharne Castle, Kidwelly Castle and St Davids Bishop’s Palace feature in the first in a series of online videos shot using a remote controlled drone equipped with a high quality camera to re-create a bird’s eye view of some of the most iconic historic sites in Wales.
A new audio trail has been installed this year at Castell Coch this year, and has received positive feedback during a recent visitor survey. Blaenavon Ironworks has a new virtual blast furnace and refurbished exhibition rooms at the Ironworks. The casting house interpretation is a particularly stunning interpretation using light and sound to give visitors a virtual experience of working life at the site. They also had new exhibition panels and refurbished models of the site located in the Truck Shop area, which really show why this site is an icon of Welsh industrial heritage as the best preserved historic iron works in the world, & very much illustrate Wales as the world’s first Industrial nation. New interpretation coming in 2015 for Harlech Castle and Caernarfon Castle, then Kidwelly Castle and Rhuddlan Castle towards the latter part of the year.
Harlech castle Visitor Centre
From summer 2015 visitors to Harlech Castle will start their experience in a new visitor centre. Upon arrival, they will be greeted with state-of-the-art interpretation that will enhance their visits and help them to follow the story of the castle and its inhabitants through more than 800 years of history. Harlech Castle remains open during the work and the site's exciting events programme will continue.