One of the reasons we first started making audio guides was that we’d often go on self guided tours where we’d explore some incredible places, only to find after we returned home and looked up the story of the site that we’d missed out on some really cool features, or that there was another great place to see just up the road had we but known about it. It’s often the case too, that knowing the story of a place can really add to the experience. It adds depth and meaning, and helps you to imagine what it was like during its heyday. For example, it can be a transformative experience when you visit the ivy-clad ruins of a castle, armed with the knowledge of the individual people, their stories and the drama that took place. It’s almost as if the very walls speak to you.