Did you know Bristol is a UNESCO City of Film? Many film productions have beamed Bristol onto the big screen and as well as being a featured location, the city has often played film double and production base for many movies. Bristol has also been used as a location for tons of famous TV productions.

The Gromit Unleashed 2 Trail, led by Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity The Grand Appeal, features 67 sculptures, all individually designed and decorated by high-profile artists, designers, innovators and local talent, spread across the city and the surrounding areas. Movie buffs and TV fans will love seeking out Gromits, Wallaces and Feathers McGraws that have been transformed into stars of the small and silver screen by mega movie studios, beloved TV game shows and world-famous franchises.

So if you love film and TV as much as you love Gromit hunting, dowload the Detect-O-Gromit 2 app (available to purchase from app stores on both iPhone and Android) and keep your peepers open for the following megastar characters on the Trails...

Alex the Lion - designed by DreamWorks

  • Where? Museum Square, M Shed
  • Which Trail? Harbourside

Alex the lion Mama Travels Earth

Image - @mamatravelsearth

A Grand Tribute - Designed by Nick Park (in tribute to Peter Sallis)

  • Where? Millennium Square
  • Which Trail? Harbourside 

Image - @jojoco88

The original Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw -Designed by Nick Park 

  • Where? The Cenotaph, Temple Quay, Wills Memorial Building
  • Which Trail? Harbourside, Bristol and West 

Original Wallace, Gromit and Feathers

Image - Wallace, credit Angharad Paull, Gromit credit @will_mcmanus, Feathers McGraw credit @thechesilbeach

Space Oddi-tea – a tribute to David Bowie in Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

  • Where? Wapping Wharf
  • Which Trail? Harbourside

Space Oddi-tea

Image - Space Oddi-Tea, Wapping Wharf, credit Angharad Paull

Gromit P. Sullivan - designed by Disney Pixar


Image - @lz.bristol

Spock - designed by Star Trek

Spock Grand Appeal

Image - Spock with Molly, Tessa and Bec from The Grand Appeal

One in a Minion - designed by Illumination

One ina minion

Image by @mauud56

Boss - Wes Anderson 

Boss Gromit unleashed 2

Image - @thechesilbeach

Caractacus Paws - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Caractacus paws

Image - @thenewt69

Marshall - designed by PAW Patrol

  • Where? Chew Valley Lake
  • Which Trail? South


Image - @nobbyman

The Brystal Maze - designed by The Crystal Maze

  • Where? The Bottle Yard Studios
  • Which Trail? South

Brystal Maze Gromit

Swallows & Amazons - designed by Studio Canal

  • Where? Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke
  • Which Trail? Grand Day Out

Swallows and Amazons Gromit

Image - @emilyrosekitchen

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Gromit Unleashed 2
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