New app to enhance visitor experience at Northumberlandia

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A new mobile phone app will enable visitors to a top visitor attraction in the county to see the site from a completely different angle.

Aerial films which make up part of a new app, will allow visitors to stand at various points of the Lady of the North whilst viewing that same spot from above.

Users of the app will also be able to access lots of information about the site, including its history, the wildlife on the site, the musings of landscape architect, Charles Jencks and even a quiz.

The dedicated Northumberlandia app is available to those who have Apple products, including iPhones, and can be accessed by searching nlandia in the Apple store.

The app was created by national land management charity The Land Trust, thanks to funding from the Banks Community Fund and Defra’s RDPE Rural Economy Grant.

Euan Hall, chief executive of The Land Trust, said: “When people visit the site they often comment that they would like to see an aerial view of the lady, and now they can.

“The app is a fantastic way for visitors to get even more from their Northumberlandia visit, as they can learn about the site whilst they walk round.

“We are enhancing the visitor experience at Northumberlandia as much as possible.”

Another useful feature of the app is the local business directory, which lets visitors know about other Northumberland attractions and destinations.

The Land Trust is exploring an android version of the app and updates will be available on the Northumberlandia website.