WATCH: A 360 degree panoramic view of St Albans clock tower in virtual reality

The panoramic view of St Albans. Photo: REWIND

The panoramic view of St Albans. Photo: REWIND - Credit: Archant

The Herts Advertiser crew was given the chance to see from the top of St Albans Clock Tower, using virtual reality.

It was all thanks to the kind folks at St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society, the St Albans Civic Society, and developers Rewind.

Over 300 visitors to the Clock Tower over the weekend of the St Albans Film Festival were given a go with the virtual reality headset.

The first six visitors were even given a free cardboard virtual reality kit.

Once the headset was on, visitors could see a 360 degree view of St Albans from the top of the tower, helped along by narration and annotations.


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After trying it out, Herts Advertiser reporter Franki Berry said: “It is really realistic.”

Group editor Matt Adams said: “It is weird not being able to see your own body!”

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The Clock Tower is open every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday from 10.30am to 5pm until the end of September.

The first visitors to St Albans clock tower. Photo: Caroline Howkins

The first visitors to St Albans clock tower. Photo: Caroline Howkins - Credit: Archant

The Go-Pro cameras used to capture the view from the top of St Albans clock tower. Photo: REWIND

The Go-Pro cameras used to capture the view from the top of St Albans clock tower. Photo: REWIND - Credit: Archant

Richard Clarke, Aimee Melmoth-Bennett and Natalie White from REWIND. Photo: REWIND

Richard Clarke, Aimee Melmoth-Bennett and Natalie White from REWIND. Photo: REWIND - Credit: Archant

Franki Berry trying on the virtual reality headset. Photo: Fraser Whieldon

Franki Berry trying on the virtual reality headset. Photo: Fraser Whieldon - Credit: Archant

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