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Dean Village

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Address: Bells Brae, Water of Leith | off Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PF, Scotland
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Picturesque and cosy place

It is a bit of walk to reach the place (we went on foot from Edingburgh Castle) but worth it. The place is not big, but you can take a walk along the river to both directions. On... read more

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It is a bit of walk to reach the place (we went on foot from Edingburgh Castle) but worth it. The place is not big, but you can take a walk along the river to both directions. On one direction you reach a very impressive old cemetery. We liked that one very much. One can take fine pictures there.

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice walk from Stockbridge along the water of leith not much to do once you are there but very scenic, if you are there on a Sunday retrace your steps back to Stockbridge and visit the market plenty of nice stalls selling everything, you would not leave hungry.

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Thank mckenziebrian32
Yorkshire
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a wonderful morning looking around Dean Village. It really is a beautiful spot. We then walked along the river for a mile or so, which was excellent.

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Thank chrissie21Yorkshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great to get away from the bustle of the Royal Mile to walk along the water. Really lovely beer as we left there too.

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Thank Chris G
South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked a section of Dean Village and loved every step. Nestled on the Water of Leith near Stockbridge, Dean Village is an area where nature, history and modern living join together. The walk is as long as you want it to be and can be done over time or again and again. This is a daytime activity and rain... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a glorious sunny day, to enjoy the ambiance and the architecture of this village in the centre of a large busy city

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Thank katebran2003
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I definitely recommend visiting this place, it's a quaint place. There's not much to do and it's not particularly big but it's a lovely twenty minute walk from Edinburgh's new town.

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Thank VictoriaXara
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just down the road from our hotel, so we dropped down to wander around. It's a small area, but very pleasant for a stroll. It would be a nice stop-off on the Waters of Leith walk. If you head up the hill on the other side of Dean Village, you'll come to the vast, incredible Dean Cemetery and... More 

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Thank Su O
Milan, Italy
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My favorite little corner of Edinburgh. I had the feeling I was in a small town. Lovely houses and lovely nature!!

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Thank Rommana
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need a break from the busy city, just take a walk to this lovely village. All the way along the river is very peaceful and beautiful. 100% recommended.

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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