John Maguire reporting from high up in the rigging of the SS Great Britain
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View from SS Great Britain amid heritage warning

14 July 2014 Last updated at 14:29 BST

The UK is failing to make the most of its heritage, according to new research by the Royal Society for the Arts.

The charity says some of the UK's best-loved assets remain largely untapped by local authorities and could play a much greater role in helping local areas thrive.

John Maguire reports from the SS Great Britain in Bristol.