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Shaun in the City – Brunel Trail

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Following the completion of the Heritage Trail, we got the number 9 bus from across the road from the Bristol Hippodrome, it took us the long way round to Christchurch Green via Clifton Down. Once again we were undertaking the trail in reverse order. As the evening was approaching, and we knew that two was to the west of the Clifton Gorge, we had already decided not to head out as far as Ashton Court Estate for the two Shauns located there.

Arriving at Christchuch Green, Bloomin’ Gorge-ous was close to the bus stop.

Shaun in the City – 23. Bloomin’ Gorge-ous

Shaun in the City – 23. Bloomin’ Gorge-ous
18 July 2015

The next Shaun was in The Mall Gardens as short walk away. On reaching the gardens, The Shear Speed Helter Skelter was at The Mall end of the gardens, however the gardens had to be entered via Caledonia Place.

Shaun in the City – 22. The Shear Speed Helter Skelter

Shaun in the City – 22. The Shear Speed Helter Skelter
18 July 2015

Leaving the gardens, the next two Shauns wre on the east side of the gorge south of the suspension bridge. Looking for the next Shaun, we managed to miss it, and reached Baa-lloon! on Sion Hill at the Clifton Suspension Bridge viewpoint.

Shaun in the City – 20. Baa-lloon!

Shaun in the City – 20. Baa-lloon!
18 July 2015

So we had missed one. Another look at the App and the map identified the Shaun we had missed was in the Avon Gorge Hotel. Going through the hotel, Wish Ewe Were Here was located on the outside eating area overlooking the gorge.

Shaun in the City – 21. Wish Ewe Were Here

Shaun in the City – 21. Wish Ewe Were Here
18 July 2015

From the Avon Gorge Hotel the next Shaun was across the Clifton Suspension Bridge at the west end. Commemorating the designer of the bridge, Isambaaard was based on Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Shaun in the City – 18. Isambaaard

Shaun in the City – 18. Isambaaard
18 July 2015

Crossing back across the bridge, the final Shaun of this trail that we were locating was at the Clifton Observatory. A Sheep’s Eye View was looking out towards the suspension bridge.

Shaun in the City – 19. A Sheep’s Eye View

Shaun in the City – 19. A Sheep’s Eye View
18 July 2015

That was the end of our Brunel Trail. No. 16 – Buttercup and No. 17 – Flora were located on the Ashton Court Estate. It was approaching 7pm and these final two Shauns were a significant walk from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We took around an hour to find the six Shauns on the Brunel Trail.

We headed back to Christchurch Green to get the Number 9 bus back to Temple Meads and our hotel for an evening meal.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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