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Aberdulais Falls: a case study in Welsh heritage
Aberdulais Falls: a case study in Welsh heritage

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1.12 Conclusion

It is clear that there are tensions in the use of the site, in that it attracts quite different audiences. There are also tensions relating to the number of visitors it is logistically possible to accommodate, and the economics of maintaining a viable revenue income.

The debate goes on about how best to develop and maintain the site in line with the Trust's stated aims and objectives.

There is no definitive answer, and the site will inevitably evolve over time. It is now an attractive visitor attraction, which engages well with current interests in nature conservation, renewable energy and the national curriculum. In the future, those interests may change, and the Trust will almost certainly have to respond to those changes with a different approach. Similarly, the economic and political climate may change and further influence the way Aberdulais Falls operates as a visitor attraction.

You can find information about other industrial sites in South Wales on the Herian: Heritage in Action website.