A stone's throw from the center of Edinburgh lies the serene and beautiful Dean Village. Once separate from the city, Dean Village was the site of a series of water mills and remnants of this industry... Read More
A stone's throw from the center of Edinburgh lies the serene and beautiful Dean Village. Once separate from the city, Dean Village was the site of a series of water mills and remnants of this industry can still be seen today in the carved stone plaques decorated with images of pies and bread. The Water of Leith runs through the village and it is spanned by the fabulously ornate Dean Bridge which was designed by Thomas Telford. The nineteenth century workers building Well Court has been faithfully restored using only traditional methods even down to the correct pigments of paint and it is both fascinating and charming. Dean Cemetery is maintained as a not-for-profit trust and is the resting place of prominent Scots including the railway engineer Sir Thomas Bouch and painter David Octavius Hill. Dean Village is a great place to explore on foot.
Edinburgh, EH8 8BH
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Keep your eyes peeled for the ornate carvings dotted around the village, many of which nestle behind lush green foliage"
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Deav Village is a lovely place for a picnic or a short walk