Recently, we've run across two great apps with a common theme - historic houses. Both look fun, not to mention quite useful.
The Historic Houses Association new iPhone and iPad app allows you to find an event, search for a property to visit or browse images. The Historic Houses Association (HHA) represents hundreds of privately-owned properties: from ancient castles and opulent palaces to quirky medieval manor houses or elegant Elizabethan mansions. Most have glorious gardens for you to enjoy and many have wonderful restaurants or tea rooms to refresh you after a few hours exploring. Others have even more to offer, from adventure playgrounds and galleries to mini railways and safari parks.
Features of the App include:
•Find a property near you or search the map to plan your trip. Details include photo, description, address, contact details and opening times
•Find out about all the latest events
•Save properties and events to your favourites so you can quickly go back to them
•Browse a gallery of stunning images to inspire you and find out about each property
•Share images and property details with your friends
•Find out about the HHA, read some facts and figures, or become a Friend and visit hundreds of houses and gardens free
This application will not only map out the most famous film scenes around your location, but it will allow you to browse famous Hollywood and Independent films that have been shot here so you can discover an entire Great British film tour whether you’re looking for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, or Batman’s Wayne Manor. Each film is accompanied by a detailed synopsis and list of locations, each of which has its own description, map entry, and many locations have photos included. Take your own photos in the ‘My gallery’ section, automatically tag them with your location address, and post them to your Facebook wall with just one tap. You can purchase the app here.