Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral Launches New Interactive Audio Tour With Orbital

Majestic landmark and major visitor attraction, Chester Cathedral has introduced an outstanding audio tour, which provides visitors with a new perspective on its 1,000-year history.

With the help of this sophisticated system, the Cathedral has enhanced its potential as an exciting new interactive heritage site. The system designed and supplied by London-based sound specialists, Orbital, who have deployed the innovative guidePORT technology from Sennheiser to bring the Cathedral's history to life.

Carefully scripted narrative is delivered in digital clarity by professional actors and fused with sound effects and music - taking visitors on a journey, back in history with guidePORT leading the way. Several tours are available with separate tours designed for adults and children. These run simultaneously making Chester Cathedral a fun and educational family experience. Ideal for tour groups, the guidePORT tours add enormous value, offering an alternative and exciting view of the Cathedral.

The tour lasts for approximately 20 minutes but guidePORT technology allows visitors to explore at their own pace and re-visit certain points of interest.

Chester's Nick Fry commented:
"Since the system was installed, the positive feedback received from adults and children as well as tour operators has been staggering. Our new audio guide is so easy to use, yet it's so sophisticated. It simply brings the Cathedral to life. It offers an intelligent, state-of-the-art alternative, which we know will be positively received ongoing."


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