From tourists and historians, to school trips and families, castles welcome millions of visitors every single year. To prevent your castle from turning into a maze, you need to invest in clear and informative castle signage.
Estate signage has a positive impact on visitors because it helps them navigate their way around and can provide them with more of an insight into the castle’s history, which can often be the main attraction for these popular tourist destinations.. Whether this be through lecterns containing fun facts, or plaques remembering important figures in history, castle and estate signs are a crucial part of your visitor’s experience. As a result, customer satisfaction will be higher, which could result in profits increasing too! Still want to know more about the importance of signage for businesses? Read our blog!
At Fitzpatrick Woolmer, we’re dedicated to helping your castle signage dreams become a reality. From choosing what type of estate signage you need to illustration and installation, we provide a tailored solution for all of your castle signage needs!
Types of Castle Signs and Graphics for Estate Signage
You might be thinking, what would castle signs and graphics for estates signage look like? The answer is, it’s entirely up to you! At Fitzpatrick Woolmer, we work with our clients to gain an understanding of the business needs and provide our expertise in signage to come together to advise you of the most suitable type of signage for your castle or estate.
Some of the signage options that would work perfectly for castle signs and estate signage are:
Interpretation displays – Most castles, estates and open areas have interpretation displays at their entrance. Interpretation displays make great estate signs as they connect the visitors to the area. They are designed to engage visitors and give them a personal connection to the castle or estate. This is why you’ll often find maps that state ‘you are here’, to help visitors visualise themselves within the area. We provide freestanding or wall mounted interpretation signage.
Plaques – It’s important to remember that castle signs don’t always need to be instructional or directional. Castle signage can also include plaques, dedicated to important figures such as past owners, historical figures who have previously resided there, or sponsors. These types of castle signs remind visitors of the rich history of these estates, and are a way of immortalising key figures in the estate’s history! Take a look at our plaques here.
Lectern – Castles and estates are steeped in history and culture, often going back hundreds of years. As a result, millions of people flock to castles each year to learn and take in the beautiful sights! Having castle signs such as lecterns can provide your visitors with historical information and other fun facts to make their visit educational, insightful and interesting. Plus, lecterns make fantastic castle signage for children as you can add interactive activities to entertain them. Take a look at our lectern page for more information.
Fingerposts – If you’re looking for a castle signage solution to help with navigation, fingerposts are a no brainer! Fingerposts take up minimal space but have maximum impact because they point your visitors in the right direction and make their experience easy. They work great for large open spaces, or places with lots of attractions such as castles or estates. For more detail visit our page dedicated to fingerpost signage.
Public warning – If you’re welcoming members of the public into your castle or estate, public warning signs are essential to ensure the smooth running of operations. With public warning castle signs, you can instruct, direct and oversee everyone who visits. Also, public warning signs are particularly important if you live at your residence and are looking for country home signs because you can use the estate signage to restrict areas and keep members of the public out of personal rooms. These castle signs put the control into your hands!
Want to find out how others collaborated with us for their castle signs and graphics for estates? Take a look at our work with Montalto Estate in Ireland.