History Points QR codes

History on your phone as you walk the WCP!

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As you follow the Wales Coast Path, look out for HistoryPoints QR codes at places of interest. Scan the code with your smartphone to receive concise and fascinating facts about the building, structure, memorial, wildlife or landscape in front of you. Then you can press a navigation button to see where the next QR codes are located, in your direction of travel.

This is believed to be the first QR tour of its kind on any long-distance trail in the world. It even shows you how to pronounce tricky Welsh place names!

The QRs are produced by the community-based information project HistoryPoints.org. They’re already at almost 150 locations along the WCP – from Flint to Chepstow and around Anglesey. More are appearing all the time, thanks to the support of volunteers, local businesses, councils and others. You can also explore the entire QR tour, county by county, on your home computer – perhaps to help choose a section of the path to explore.

Places featured include:

  • The iconic Menai Suspension Bridge and Newport Transporter Bridge
  • The Norwegian church where Roald Dahl was baptised
  • The building where Sir Anthony Hopkins first tried acting
  • Britain’s smallest house – and smallest church
  • The source of Britain’s vital supply of axe-heads around 3000BC
  • A car which broke the speed record in the 1920s before being buried after a fatal accident
  • Every lifeboat station in Wales

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