The final trail that we were embarking on in Bristol was the Old City Trail. As befits the way we had completed the other trails over the weekend, we undertook it in reverse order.
Having completed the Harbourside Trail at the harbour steps, it was a short walk to St Stephen’s Church where we found Honey
Before carrying on we stopped for a late morning tea/coffee, and recharging the phones before continuing onto Woolly Wonderland. Located inside St Nicholas Market, this Shaun was covered entirely in knitting.
On what seemed like similar vien, Knitwit was conventionally painted and in an outside location. It was located outside the derelict St Peter’s Church in Castle Park.
At the north east corner of Castle Park was Lily
From the corner of Broad Weir and Lower Castle Street, the next Shaun was in Cabot Circus. Bagpuss Shaun featured the guitar playing frog on his head.
Retracing our steps from Cabot Circus to Lower Castle Street, the next Shaun, Cecilia, was inside the Galleries Shopping Centre.
Looking like a TV testcard, Please Stand By was at the Broadmead Podium outside The Galleries Shopping Centre
Heading along the pedestrianised Broadmead, Shaun on the Cob was located outside Marks and Spencer.
Continuing along Broadmead to Union Street, the penultimate Shaun on this trail was outside the bus station. Lamb Chop provided diagrammatic puns on various cuts of meat associated with Bristol locations.
Our final Shaun was at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The Shaun in the City trails are part of the Wallace and Gromit’a Grand Appeal in aid of the Britsol Childrens’ Hospital (part of the Royal Infirmary). Outside the Children’s Hospital was Maisy and Friends.
And so ended our Shaun in the City trails in Bristol. The target time for the Old City trail was 90 minutes, however it took us 63 minutes after our tea/coffee stop.
We headed back to Marks and Spencer to buy some snacks for the journey home, then walked back to our hotel for check out. Mid afternoon we boarded our train at Temple Meads station, on the approach to Bristol Parkway we briefly saw one of the Shauns we had been unable to get to over the weekend.