'Bristoland' sign removed after change to 'It's Bland'

The letters have been rearranged to say It's Bland The National Trust said the sign was removed because the new lettering was "not appropriate"

Related Stories

An 8ft (2.4m) high Bristoland sign which appeared in the Avon Gorge has been taken down by the land owner after it was changed to read "It's Bland".

The first version of the sign appeared opposite a main route into the city, the Portway, in January.

It was thought to pay tribute to the sign in the Hollywood hills which had originally spelt out Hollywoodland.

The National Trust said the change was "not appropriate" and the sign had been removed.

"We can see the funny side of Bristoland, but we always said the sign had a finite life and the change to It's Bland was the point to remove it," said Bill Morris, National Trust head warden for the site.

Bristoland sign The 8ft (2.4m) high Bristoland sign appeared opposite a main route into the city, the Portway

It is not known whether its creator, who remains anonymous, had anything to do with the recent change.

"I certainly wouldn't have liked to have put them up - it's a pretty steep slope so it would have been a difficult job," said Mr Morris.

"It was fun while it lasted and I hope they can come up with something new."

The organisers of arts festival Upfest first brought the sign to public attention.

Spokesman Stephen Hayles said there were plans to make it a "more permanent" feature.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Bristol



Min. Night 17 °C


  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Ed Miliband takes a selfie at a Cambridge hairdressersNo more photo ops?

    Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.