Hologram tour of York launches


Fancy being shown around York by Guy Fawkes and a host of other colourful characters from the city’s history? Well now you can, thanks to a new smartphone app tour of the city that is guided by holograms.

The York Hologram Tour by Appeartome activates holograms of characters, including Richard Duke of York, George Hudson and Margaret Clitherow, at certain ‘activation’ points around the city.

At each one, the character ‘appears’ on the screen of your phone when pointed at a certain landmark and gives a potted history of the place. Users can then have their photos taken with the hologram in front of the landmark.

Maps in the app guide you to each hologram, with geolocation software giving their distance from the phone in metres.

The app also contains a host of other York information, including places to eat and drink on the route and other major sites.

The first four holograms are free, while the full pack of 21 costs £2.99.

The app is currently available on the App Store with an Android version on the way.

Click here to download on the App Store