Swansea Castle: Steps Through Time
Journey to Swansea's exciting and violent past. Tales of battles and and local history are now available to history fans in South West Wales in the area of the iconic landmark in the centre of Swansea thanks to an epic film combining time travel and medieval Welsh history.
Atlas AV was asked by Bright 3D, and CADW to produce a short film that brought to life the castle's long and illustrious history. From its origins as a timber frame castle built by Henry de Beaumont, it has watched over Swansea silently for more than 900 years - and this video shares an interactive snippet of the structure's past. The video is the final part of a project to educate residents and visitors about the castle’s rich heritage. It includes aerial footage of the landmark and the sound of clanking swords from bygone battles. Also featured are actors playing apparitions of some of the key figures in the castle’s history, including William de Braose III, a former Lord of Gower who once lived in the castle in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, and William Cragh, a medieval Welsh warrior who was said to be miraculously brought back to life after being executed within sight of the castle in 1290 for killing 13 men.
A new Wi-Fi hotspot that’s being installed means anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop within about 100 metres of the attraction will automatically get a web link to the film and other information as soon as they log on.