Edinburgh World Heritage - Dean Village

 

Dean Village


The Dean Village is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, only five minutes walk from Princes Street.

In the past the village was the centre of the milling of water mills and the remnants of the industry can still be seen today. Look out for mill stones and carved stone plaques with baked bread and pies. Follow the walkway along the Water of Leith and you will come to the impressive Dean Bridge designed by Thomas Telford, and the classical temple of St Bernard's Well.

The most striking building in the Dean Village is Well Court, recently restored with the help of Edinburgh World Heritage. Built in the 1880s as model housing for local workers, it adds to the picturesque charm of the area.

A short walk from the village is the Dean Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. Both impressive classical buildings in their own right, now converted to their use as art galleries.

 
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