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Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage
This free course, Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage, looks at the Aberdulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting the decision-making of the bodies which are responsible for looking after our heritage. We examine the heritage debates: who decides what should be preserved from the past as our heritage, who is this heritage for, and how should it be presented and explained?
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand some of the issues surrounding natural heritage
- understand some of the issues surrounding industrial heritage
- demonstrate an awareness of why tensions often arise between conservation and the demands of modern tourism.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Aberdulais Falls
- 1 Aberdulais Falls
- 1.1 Background
- 1.2 Aberdulais Falls and the National Trust
- 1.3 Stages of development
- 1.4 The economics of maintaining a heritage site
- 1.5 Water power
- 1.6 Visitor numbers
- 1.7 Evaluation
- 1.8 Conflict and tension
- 1.9 Aberdulais Falls and the local community
- 1.10 Other considerations
- 1.11 Facilities and the visitor experience
- 1.12 Conclusion
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