Alfred’s Tower’s 360 Virtual Tour was commissioned privately by a third party. The Tower itself is maintained by the National Trust.
The tower was designed in 1765 by Henry Flitcroft, the notable 18th century Palladian architect, and despite the inspiration from St Mark’s Tower in Venice, this tower is rather different. Building began in 1769 or early 1770, and was completed in 1772 at an estimated cost of between £5,000 and £6,000. In April 1770, when the tower was just 15 feet high, Hoare is quoted as saying: ‘I hope it will be finished in as happy Times to this Isle as Alfred finished his Life of Glory in then I shall depart in peace.’
Alfred’s tower Virtual Tour Includes:
- 6 High Definition Scenes shot in HDR.
- Custom interface designed to integrate with the National Trust Website.
- Info Points for finding out more about the history of the Tower and King Alfred himself.
- Custom ‘footprint’ linking spots that allow the user to explore.
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