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High–tech digital trail for Wester Ross's Attadale Gardens on new tourist platform Geotourist

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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Joanna Macpherson at Attadale Macpherson.
Joanna Macpherson at Attadale Macpherson.

A new digital trail for Attadale Gardens in Strathcarron has launched on high–tech tourism platform, Geotourist.

Geotourist is a personal tour guide, based on your location, using augmented reality to show you the best travel attractions. The app offers auto–play guided audio tours in multiple languages directly to your mobile phone, for free.

Geotourist also offers benefits to local tourism-based businesses, where they will have access to Geotourist’s data to analyse the results following the busy summer months.

The new tour of Wester Ross's Attadale Gardens, narrated by Joanna Macpherson, will guide visitors through the spectacular gardens with an impressive collection of sculptures and views down Lochcarron to the Cuillin Hills in Skye. With ample opportunities to admire the ancient rhododendrons, Japanese garden, water garden and a geodesic dome filled with ferns.

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Joanna Macpherson of Attadale Gardens said: “Using Geotourist can really enhance the visitor experience, giving them hidden insights that add so much more to their visit. They can appreciate the history of the gardens and background which has contributed to what they are enjoying today. It’s the equivalent of having a personal tour given by a member of the family who lives here.“

Shaon Talukder, CEO, of Geotourist said: “We are overjoyed to welcome Attadale Gardens onto the project. Working on this project with all of our partners has been a hugely rewarding experience and we’re only really starting out.

"Every tour is special because it captures truly authentic content that showcases why Scotland is a world–class destination for any tourist. Now we’re going to be able to see where they travel from and what they travel for. This project will directly inform decision making and help to make the most of tight budgets. Alongside the practical and business–focused outcomes of the project, we must not forget the storytelling experience which connects visitors to the world around them.”

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