Dunbar Bear - DunBear
Statue Dunbar Borders

Dunbar Bear - DunBear

Statue In Dunbar, Borders

The DunBear is a steel sculpture of a brown bear in tribute to John Muir, the Dunbar-born naturalist and conservationist.

When you're travelling around Scotland, you'd expect to see ruined castles, amazing countryside and fabulous waterfalls. But I bet a 5 metre steel bear wouldn't have been on your agenda!

The Dunbar Bear or DunBear as it's also known is a sculpture by Andy Scott (who also designed the Kelpies) and it a tribute to Dunbar-born naturalist and conservationist John Muir.

As the plaque states, John helped establish National Parks in the United States, including parks such as Yosemite and Sequoia, earning him the nickname "Father of the National Parks".

It's a canny impressive sculpture in both size and detail and is made of welded steel with a realistic appearance. The bear is also surrounded by a beautiful wildflower meadow, but it wasn't in bloom when we visited.

Definitely worth a little visit if you are heading to Dunbar.

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Where Is Dunbar Bear - DunBear?

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55.988317, -2.506969

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gliders.army.armrests

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55.990068, 55.990068

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Just park in the Asda carpark and the bear is just a few minutes walk away.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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