St Bernard's Well at the Water of Leith sits inside a Roman-style temple
A historic well on the banks of an Edinburgh river could be opened to the public under plans to restore it to working order.
St Bernard's Well at the Water of Leith sits inside a Roman-style temple commissioned by Edinburgh judge Lord Gardenstone in 1789.
A revamp of the well would cost about £100,000 with plans for the work to go ahead next year subject to funding.
It is currently only open to the public for events such as Doors Open Day.
It is understood Lord Gardenstone, who was said to have had a fondness for pet pigs, was so convinced by the restorative powers of the natural spring that he had the monument built in its honour.
It is said the temple was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy.
Deidre Brock, Edinburgh City Council's convenor of the culture and leisure committee, said: "St Bernard's Well is one of Edinburgh's most stunning monuments and I look forward to seeing this beautiful building rejuvenated for future generations."