This event is featured on Scone Palace’s web site. It is easy to navigate through and to book tickets. It is concise and to the point and has sufficient information.
The payment area is easy to use and easily adjusted, which can sometimes be a nuisance on some web sites. You can cancel your order easily too.
One of my pet hates!…
These are the positives, however, it is very boring. The photos on the front are nice and look a wee bit spooky, but they could be more dynamic. I am sure they could add some spooky sounds and a moving ghost through the page.
It does not give the exact starting times of each tour, I am guessing it’s on the hour. Plus it does not say how long the tour lasts, which would be handy to know if you have young children.
As far as market stability is concerned, I am sure they have a cut off amount for tickets so they are not over booked.
It works well on the desk top, MacBook and iPhone.
They are able to advertise and link to their other services, navigation is easy. Everything you need to know about the basics of Scone Palace are there.
There are easy links to all the social medias and the tourist links etc.
To summarise, it is very easy to use but a bit boring. They had a great chance to make it more spooky and dynamic but went for the safe option.
I do love experiences like this but it came across as not being very exciting. I want to feel a wee bit spooky when I am reading it, to get a taster of the experience.
I compared it to Pitlochry’s well established Enchanted Forest web site and Stockeld Park’s in Yorkshire.
Pitlochry’s looked interesting at first then I realised that it was not much more than a dazzling image. The links were not working as I was not able to see anything but the home page.
When you hover over the above image, a strange white square appears just to the right of the “shimmer”! It has no function.
It does not fit on the iPhone which is incredible in this day and age. I often use my phone to look things up, this would be very annoying.
I have revisited the site and it has been improved a bit.
Stockfels Park’s is much more dynamic, there are loads of moving photos and you can actually get an idea of what you might experience when you go there. Everything that you need to know is there and it is easy to use, I like this one.
It fits nicely on the iPhone which makes it so easy to navigate.
If you want to find out about an event you are interested in, you need as much information as possible at your finger tips. Stockeld Park has achieved this, as did Scone Palace’s, but the latter was just a bit boring.
Since I wrote this, I went back for a look and this annoying page appeared!
This is a good moving feature…
I love this wee video they created, they have a Christmas one too. This adds to the adventure and the intrigue, I want to go! Imagine showing this to your kids, which would they choose to go to? The answer is very clear: Stockeld.