01 November 2012
A fundraising bid has been launched to raise the last £50,000 needed to restore St Bernard's Well in Edinburgh. ...
A fundraising bid has been launched to raise the last £50,000 needed to restore St Bernard's Well in Edinburgh. Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) has announced that renovations to the eighteenth-century well at the Water of Leith will cost more than £230,000, most of which has been raised through donations from EWH and Edinburgh City Council.
The historic well was erected in 1789 for Lord Gardenstone, a judge who lived in the city of Edinburgh and believed that the Leith waters had curative powers, inspiring him to create a monument on the banks of the Water of Leith.
Adam Wilkinson, director of Edinburgh World Heritage, said: 'St Bernard's Well has to be one of Edinburgh's most picturesque and tranquil locations, an elegant classical temple in a charming bucolic setting only minutes from Princes Street.
'We hope that people will come forward now to help us restore this important part of Edinburgh's heritage for future generations to enjoy.'
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