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St Bernard's Well

29 September 2019 (12:00 - 16:00)


St Bernard's Well was designed by Alexander Nasmyth in 1789 on the site of an earlier mineral water well, believed to have medicinal properties. This little gem was restored in 2013, as the last in the City?s ?Twelve Monuments? programme. Some features have been restored, such as the pineapple finial being re-gilded and roof timbers replaced.



Key Information

Architect: Alexander Nasmyth

Building Date: 1789

Nasmyth's design was based on the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli in Italy. At the centre of an open pillared dome stands a marble statue of Hygieia, Goddess of Health, added in 1884.


  • Upper Dean Terrace,
  • SW of Stockbridge
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 6TS