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.
Interesting look at the difficult decisions that National Trust has to make to create tourist attractions that appeal to a wide range of visitors whilst not damaging the environment, as well as creating a useful site for locals to use too.