Dean Village

City of Edinburgh | New Town | Village | ★★★

[Dean Village]

The enchanting spot pictured above is one of Edinburgh's most captivating suburbs, and conveniently located just a 10 minute stroll from the west end of Princes Street: the capital's main shopping thoroughfare. Dean Village - a village within a city - used to form the heart of Edinburgh's milling industry, with mills well-established along the fast-flowing Water of Leith by the 12th century. Today it's a delightfully photogenic amphitheatre of colourful and desirable residences, best enjoyed from the footbridge over the river just off Damside. Rusty-hued Well Court is one of the most striking buildings, commissioned by the owner of The Scotsman newspaper in the 1880s to accommodate his workforce. You can peer into the courtyard or even stay in one of the apartments converted into swanky holiday lets.

[Looking upstream from Dean Path bridge]

Location & info

📌 Dean Village ★★★
The centre of the "village" is around Dean Path, 1 mi west of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 241739 ///liked.locate.oven

🚶 The narrow wynds are perfect for exploring on foot. Edinburgh city centre is a short walk to the east.
🚆🚌 Local buses and trams stop nearby. For wider travel, see public transport info for Edinburgh.
🚗 Nearby parking is scarce and has a charge. This area is best explored on foot or by public transport.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Edinburgh page: Edinburgh ★★★★★ (& city sights)
>> Walk: Water of Leith & Union Canal - Edinburgh's silver threads ★★★

[Well Court]

[Dean Village]

[Dean Village]

[Dean Village]

[Dean Path]

[Weir on the Water of Leith at Dean Village]

[Old door on Bell's Brae]


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