Dinefwr Castle

Castles & Princes

National Trust

  • iOS/Android App

  • 12 x large format interpretation panels

  • Mounted in fallen trees and oak frames

  • Installation on scheduled land

  • Welcome centre kiosk presentation

  • Bi-lingual audio traildelivery - on dedicated audio wands

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Interpretation Panels

The bi-lingual panels were extensively researched with collaboration with the Dyfed Archaeological Trust. All copy was written from this collaborative research, telling the complete story of the Princes of Deheubarth.

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Panel 10

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Panel 9

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Panel 1

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Panel 10

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Designing and installing the panels.

We used European oak for the frames, and made use of fallen trees around the grounds to use as further frames and seats for visitors...

Monty Funk heritage interpretation panel making
Monty Funk heritage interpretation panel installation
Monty Funk heritage interpretation panel installation into giant logs
Monty Funk heritage interpretation panel installation into logs with seat
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The App

The iOS/Android app is fully bi-lingual and the visitor can choose one of the six characters to accompany them from the Welcome Centre up to and around Dinefwr Castle.

Character Selection
Character Selection

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Maps
Maps

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Social Media
Social Media

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Character Selection

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The Audio Trails

There are six characters to choose from to guide you on your journey from the Welcome Centre, towards and around Dinefwr Castle.

For each character you can choose English or Welsh in the app, the audio wand and on the kiosk.

Dinefwr Castle audio trail map by Monty Funk for the National Trust
Dinefwr Park audio trail map by Monty Funk for the National Trust

The Lord Rhys

The Lord Rhys (English) - 1Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 8Castles & Princes
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The Prince of Dehaubarth, resident of Dinefwr Castle

The Lord Rhys character for Monty Funk app for the National Trust
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 2Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 9Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 3Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 4Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 5Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 6Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 10Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 11Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 12Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 13Castles & Princes
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The Lord Rhys (English) - 7Castles & Princes
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The Constable of the Castle

Constable of the Castle (English) - 1Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 8Castles & Princes
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Captain of the Prince's guard, defender of Dinefwr Castle

The Captain character for Monty Funk app for the National Trust
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 2Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 9Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 3Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 4Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 5Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 6Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 10Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 11Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 12Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 13Castles & Princes
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Constable of the Castle (English) - 7Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife

The Mason's Wife (English) - 1Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 8Castles & Princes
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Running the hectic lives of the builders of Dinefwr Castle

The Masons Wife character for Monty Funk app for the National Trust
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 2Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 9Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 3Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 4Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 5Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 6Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 10Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 11Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 12Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 13Castles & Princes
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The Mason's Wife (English) - 7Castles & Princes
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The Bard

The Bard (English) - 1Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 8Castles & Princes
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Musician, poet and raconteur to The Lord Rhys and his guests

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The Bard (English) - 2Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 9Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 3Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 4Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 5Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 6Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 10Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 11Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 12Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 13Castles & Princes
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The Bard (English) - 7Castles & Princes
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The Farmer

The Farmer (English) - 1Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 8Castles & Princes
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One of the many who worked the farms surrounding Dinefwr Castle

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The Farmer (English) - 2Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 9Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 3Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 4Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 5Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 6Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 10Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 11Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 12Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 13Castles & Princes
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The Farmer (English) - 7Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist

The Archaeologist (English) - 1Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 8Castles & Princes
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The archaeologist today discovering more about Dinefwr Castle

The Archaeologist character for Monty Funk app for the National Trust
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The Archaeologist (English) - 2Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 9Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 3Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 4Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 5Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 6Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 10Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 11Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 12Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 13Castles & Princes
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The Archaeologist (English) - 7Castles & Princes
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Welcome Centre Kiosk

Heritage interpretation kiosk by Monty Funk for the National Trust

A touch-screen kiosk was designed and installed in the Welcome Centre. This enabled visitors to hear the audio, watch the videos and animations, choose the characters and print out waterproof maps!