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28 August 2005
New audio tour at the Rollrights

The Rollright Trust, guardians of the Rollright stones on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border (England) has just launched an innovative audio tour facility. From their website, you can download a sound file for your iPod or MP3 player. But if you haven't got the technology you can buy a CD with the tour on when you arrive at the stones and they will even lend you a CD player to listen to it on while you are there.
     The audio tour is split into three tracks, one for each of the monuments at the site: the King's Men stone circle, the Whispering Knights burial chamber and the King Stone standing stone. The audio tour is given by George Lambrick, chair of the Rollright Trust and the leading expert on the site, its history and archaeology.
     The Rollrights are one of the first heritage sites in the world to offer a guided tour as an MP3 download and earlier this year, access for visitors who are wheelchair users was improved at the site.

Source: Heritage Action Journal (24 August 2005)

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