Vale of Glamorgan Council brings the area’s past to life with new GPS triggered storytelling app.
It’s designed to help visitors to the area uncover the myths and legends ingrained in its heritage.
Tying in with Visit Wales’ Year of Legends and funded the app has been developed to promote Vale Trails, a series of five coastal and five inland walks in the area.
With the aim of highlighting the county as a ‘must do’ walking destination, the app brings the stories, myths and legends of the Vale of Glamorgan to life along each of the 10 Vale Trails.
Offering a unique, digital experience, visitors can listen to the many and varied stories of the area, narrated by local legend Iolo Morganwg, while exploring and experiencing the beauty of the Vale of Glamorgan
|Legends include the white lady of St Athan who was buried up to her neck by her husband for being unfaithful and the legend about the Captain’s wife from Sully, whose dead body was kept in a box that was mistaken for treasure and stolen.
|The app is free to download from Apple’s appstore and Google Play. More information can be found at www.visitthevale.com/valetales
Nia Hollins, principal tourism and marketing officer, said: “Walking in the Vale of Glamorgan combines a fascinating 60 kilometre stretch of the Wales Coast Path with the picturesque, historic beauty of inland Vale. The area is also steeped in history and there are a number of legends and myths that are ingrained in its heritage.
“We’ve combined both these assets into an innovative digital storytelling app with the aim of getting visitors to explore and experience the heritage and beauty of the Vale of Glamorgan.”
Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, said, “The Year of Legends celebrates our epic past, present and future and 2017 is an excellent opportunity to share the stories relating to Wales’ landscape, culture and heritage. I’m delighted that Visit Wales funding has enabled partners to work together in order to strengthen awareness and bring the Vale of Glamorgan’s stories to life.”