Overtoun House is a 19th-century country house and estate in West Dunbartonshire. The house, an example of Scottish Baronial architecture, was built in the 1860s, and was donated to the people of Dumbarton in 1938. It was subsequently a maternity hospital, and now houses a Christian centre. The house is protected as a category A listed building, while the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

Overtoun Bridge is a structure over the Overtoun Burn. It was completed in 1895 to a design by the landscape architect H. E. Milner.

Since 2005, media publicity has been given to reports of a number of dogs either falling or jumping from the bridge, resulting in injury or death upon landing on the rocks some 15m below; the bridge has also been the site of a murder and an attempted suicide. Explanations for these deaths have ranged from claims of ghosts and supernatural causes to natural explanations of dogs being attracted to the scent or sounds of nearby animals in the undergrowth, and consequently losing their balance on the sloping surfaces of the bridge's parapet.



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MAUREEN MOODIE (6 months ago)
A great place to take your dog and the views are great.
Iain Adam (6 months ago)
Fabulous place to walk away your stresses ?
Phil Fraser (6 months ago)
Fantastic walks with all ranges short to long steep and flat, great place
Robert Fleming (8 months ago)
Great walk to the foot of the crags, closed at present.
Andrew Armit (9 months ago)
Beautiful area; definitely people not from west Dunbartonshire filling the car parks etc.
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