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Discover Derbyshire & Peak District app

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Discover Derbyshire & Peak District app

Discover and explore 225 ‘hidden gems’ across Derbyshire and the Peak District.

The new ‘Discover Derbyshire & Peak District’ Android and iOS app features self-guided walking trails with historical photos from private collections and the public domain.

Discovering which suburb was built by a Russian wrestler, where Liquorice Allsorts were invented, how a duck made a lasting impression in a tree and why a social outcast had a hamlet named after him are just some of the stories contained in the location-aware ‘virtual museum’ app.

James Berresford, CEO at Visit England grew up in Derbyshire:

“As a local boy I was impressed by the range and depth of lesser known places and topics the app unearthed. It’s definitely not the usual run of the mill, to be expected content – well done!”

An innovative ‘superimpose’ feature allows app users to have fun taking their own versions of historic archive photographs. The free app also uses GPS to alert you when you have reached a story. Many places featured on the app contain short excerpts from oral history interviews.

Discover Derbyshire screenshots on iPad and iPhone

Discover Derbyshire & Peak District’ was first released on Apple’s iOS platform at Easter 2015. During the first six months it has been downloaded over 2000 times onto iPhone and iPads.

Dan Boys, Creator Director at Audio Trails, the company that developed the app said, “Due to the success of the iOS app and the feedback we have received we felt it was the right time to develop an Android version too. Now the vast majority of smartphone and tablet users can discover and enjoy the 225 hidden gems available on our free Android and iOS app.”

For further info and download details please visit the website we built to publicise the app

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