Bristol's newest attraction has arrived! The Bristol Walk of Fame at Bristol Zoo celebrates and features 49 of the city’s most renowned people, places and icons from across the historic, creative, sporting and wildlife spectrum. The Bristol Walk of Fame is a trail of specially-designed plaques within the grounds of the Zoo, with each plaque bearing the names of famous inductees.
How it all began
A list of 80 candidates was compiled following an appeal for suggestions from the public. This list was as varied as it was interesting and included the likes of Banksy, Massive Attack, Justin Lee Collins, Tony Robinson and the Wurzels. The public voted for their 20 favourites over the space of 30 days via Local Press, Radio and on the Zoo’s website. Over 2,000 voters took part and after a tightly fought contest, the 39 famous people, places and icons were inducted alongside 10 honorary inductees.
Each year the list will be reviewed and the public will have the chance to vote more famous faces and places onto the Bristol Walk of Fame.
You can follow the Bristol Walk of Fame trail around the beautiful, botanic gardens at Bristol Zoo, which are also home to thousands of animals species, from lions, lemurs and lizards, to gorillas, gibbons and giant tortoises. To find out more, visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk or phone 0117 974 7300
The Bristol Walk of Fame was launched in association with Mama Bears Day Nursery.