Bedford Castle Mound
Client: Bedford Borough Council
Goal: Create an engaging visitor experience around a long-vanished castle.
Delivery: The castle today is little more than a mound, but we had a detailed account of the key siege of 1224. We told the story through a set of vandalproof etched metal panels in a Bayeaux Tapestry style that could be used to make rubbings with paper and crayon. The perimeter of the old keep was marked by slate slabs, which also acted as a timeline of the castle’s siege, fall and destruction.
Result: An accessible story embedded in the landscape, with plenty of scope for visitors to use their imagination.
Ask us about... How we used an outdoors audio post to explain changes to the site over time.