Go Aloft! | ss Great Britain

02 April 2014

Well hello there wonderful readers!
It's English Tourism Week!
That being said, I wanted to share with you a fun new activity being held at the ss Great Britain!

For those of you who don't know, the ss Great Britain was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and finished in 1843. At the time, it was the world's largest ship, as well as the first ship built of iron. It has made countless journeys around the world, carrying passengers, soldiers, and cargo.
171 years later, it is now a museum and major tourist attraction in Bristol.

I was given the opportunity to trial the ss Great Britain's latest attraction, 'Go Aloft'! Go Aloft allows you to climb 26 meters (85 feet) up the rigging of the ship and, if you dare, climb across the main yard.

By the time it was my turn, the sun had completely disappeared and it started to hail. Typical, right? Despite that fact, I was pretty determined to not back down. By the time I reached the top the sun began to peak through and I got to enjoy the absolutely breathtaking views.

I wouldn't call myself an adrenaline junkie, but I do enjoy an occasional activity that gets your heart racing. I felt completely safe the entire climb and the crew were absolutely amazing. Go Aloft opens up to the public on April 5th for £10 per person.

Sorry for the crappy iPhone photos, y'all! 

If you're in the Bristol area this Easter break, stop by the ss Great Britain and give it a go!
For more information on Go Aloft!, click here.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Pretty damn high and pretty damn scary! I don't know if I would be up for it. I've always wanted to go to a high rope course but I'm sure I would back out of it as soon as I see the height from below. But so cool that they invited you to try it out! Bet it was a lot of fun!

  2. This looks equal parts exciting and terrifying! I'd love to try it though! x

  3. This is so cool! I would totally try this out!

  4. I would be terrified but it looks like a great time!

  5. That sounds like so much fun! and such a unique adventure!

  6. I wish I was closer to Bristol, this looks so cool!


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