The Dunans Charitable Trust is a Scottish Charity founded in 2007 with the object of restoring and maintaining A-listed Dunans Bridge as a visitor attraction as well as providing for its future as access to the B-listed Dunans Castle, itself a visitor attraction.
The bridge is presently the subject of grant applications to Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and we aim to complete the works of restoration by mid-2015, the bridge’s bicentenary.
For Visitors: In 1815 Thomas Telford designed and built the a-listed Dunans Bridge for the Fletchers of Dunans to celebrate the battle of Waterloo. In 1864 Dunans House was elaborated into what is now referred to as the castle by Edinburgh-based architect Andrew Kerr and is b-listed.
Associated with the castle and bridge is a designed landscape affording views to and from each building and applying the Victorian principles of the ‘sublime’ and ‘picturesque’ (Garden History Society), this landscape includes superb view of the Tallest Tree in the UK.
Dunans house lost its main roof to fire in 2001, and the ruin was purchased by the present owners in 2003.
Dunans Woodland Garden is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two experiencing one of the most extraordinary designed landscapes in the UK.