London, United Kingdom
Often referred to as The Loveliest Castle in The World, Leeds Castle has played many roles in its nearly 900-year history. From a Norman stronghold to a magnificent royal palace, the castle today has been converted by subsequent owners into an idyllic countryside retreat. With 500 acres of parkland and landscaped gardens to explore, it’s easy to see why this beautiful castle has been the private property of no fewer than six English queens.
From Leeds Castle, we make our way to Dover. Undoubtedly, the White Cliffs of Dover are one of this country’s most spectacular natural features. They are an official icon of Britain and have been a sign of hope and freedom for centuries.
From Dover, we travel to our final destination Canterbury Cathedral. Pilgrims and visitors have made their way to Canterbury Cathedral since the Middle Ages. It remains one of the most visited places in the country, and, just as importantly, a working, living church and community.
Founded by St Augustine in 600 AD, the Cathedral today is one of the most excellent examples of Gothic architecture in England. The stunning structure welcomes visitors all year round, who come to gaze at the remarkable architecture and visit the very spot where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170.
Canterbury’s role as one of Europe’s most important pilgrimage centres is inextricably linked to the murder of its most famous Archbishop, Thomas Becket, in 1170. When after a long lasting dispute, King Henry II is said to have exclaimed ‘Who will rid me of this low born priest?’, four knights set off for Canterbury and murdered Thomas here in the place we now call the Martyrdom.
Evan Evans requirement was for non-English guests to be able to enjoy a multilingual commentary in five languages, while the guide simultaneously provided a live guide commentary to guests listening to the “live channel”. Evan Evans chose Kruse Global to provide their required technology solution.
Kruse Global were the only organisation that could provide a wireless multilingual commentary solution that enabled Evan Evans guests to seamlessly transit from commentary automatically delivered by GPS delivered while on-board the coach, to the guide then manually triggering commentaries as guests were guided on walking tours through Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral.