Special Places

Rumbling Bridge, Dunkeld

This old stone bridge spans the gorge high above the deep, rocky narrows and takes its name from the ferocious rumbling of the River Braan below. The eminent Victorian English painter, Sir John Everett Millais , one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, stayed at Rumbling Bridge Cottage in the 1870’s when he visited Perthshire on a hunting/fishing trip and two of his landscape pictures "The Sound of Many Waters" (1876) and "St Martin's Summer" (1877) were inspire by the River Braan. Queen Victoria had also been enthused when she visited the bridge in 1865 and wrote in her that the flow was `most splendid` and that `swollen by rain, it came down with an immense volume of water, with a deafening noise`.

The video below of the River Braan at Rumbling Bridge was created by Phil Brammer of Ivy Cottage Industries.


Picture copyright Trish Steel and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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Nearest Town: Dunkeld and Birnam
Nearest Postcode: PH8 0BP

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