Ever wanted to visit a castle or ruins of a priory but weather has been terrible or the location haven’t be accessible? Well that can now change with a Virtual Tour.

In a world where the weather is unpredictable and places might not always be accessible to everyone, historical sites are now using virtual tours, to bring customers through the virtual locations.

This means that you can visit castles or ruins around the world, without the worry of rain or accessibility issues.

Here’s some examples of a historical site virtual tour.

What are the Benefits?

Want to show a castle or a historical figure’s home?

Then check out how virtual tours are benefitting historical sites here:

Brings in More Visitors

Historic sites as a virtual tour is a great way to bring more foot traffic to the location as people who might not normally enjoy visiting these types of locations, could find that they enjoyed the virtual tour and will want to spend a day at the weekend visiting the location in person.

Accessible to Everyone

With a historical site, they are not always accessible for everyone, it could be due to numerous reasons a main one being a wheelchair might not be able to move around as easily due to the terrain if it’s ruins.

Therefore with a virtual tour the terrain is no longer an issue, as you won’t need a wheelchair to move around the site, just tap the screen or click of a mouse and you can view every part of the historic site. Another way virtual tours help with being more accessible is by allowing the tours to work with screen readers to detect any text and also providing audio commentary that come with transcripts to allow everyone to access them.

Less Time Consuming

One of the biggest benefits of virtual historic sites is the fact that your location does not stop you. Historic sites around the world offer virtual tours, that allow everyone to immerse themselves in the history regardless of location and geographical boundaries.

Want to visit the secret annex in which Anne Frank lived in during WWII during a school history lesson or always wanted to drive on route 66 well now you can.

Visual Information

By including tags in certain rooms in castles or walls if it’s ruins you are able to include more information that potential guests will be able to view as they tour the historic site.

Weather not an Issue

In a country where weather is a main factor in locations you visit, by using a virtual tour that factor is taken away.

As most historic sites are outside weather condition can end up deterring people away but by being able to view the likes of Stonehenge from the warmth and dryness of a living room, more people are likely to visit.