PHOTOS – Dean Village, Edinburgh

The picturesque Dean Village

The picturesque Dean Village

Dean Village is a beautiful part of Edinburgh which we love exploring.

Even though we walk through the tranquil village on a weekly basis, we always seem to spot something new, or take a photo from a different angle.

It’s walkable from the West End of town / Princes Street a screen shot of Dean Village is below. Use postcode EH4 3BE for google maps.

You can also walk to it from any section of the Water of Leith. We love the section from Stockbridge to Dean Village (10-15 minutes) and onto the Galleries of Modern Art.

We’ve also written about the walk along the Water of Leith to Dean Village from Roseburn.

Dean Village, use postcode

Dean Village, use postcode EH4 3BE

History

Dean Village (from dene, meaning ‘deep valley’) can be traced back to 1128 and was once a busy industrial area will eleven mills using the Water of Leith.

Dean Bridge was opened in 1831 and was designed by Thomas Telford.

Well Court is one of the striking buildings in Dean Village and was built in the 1880s as model housing for local workers. The clock tower was useful for workers and the attached building was used as their community hall.

From Wikipedia:

Due to the development of much larger and more modern flour mills at Leith, Dean Village’s trade diminished. For many years, the village became associated with decay and poverty, and it reached a low point by around 1960.

From the mid-1970s onwards it became recognised as a tranquil oasis, very close to the city centre, and redevelopment and restoration began, converting workers’ cottages, warehouses and mill buildings.

Reflections in the Water of Leith

Reflections in the Water of Leith

Dean Village

Former community hall, Dean Village

Notice in Dean Village

Notice in Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Winter sun in Dean Village

Winter sun in Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Autumn in Dean Village

Autumn in Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Cycling in Dean Village

Cycling in Dean Village

Dean Village

“God bless the Baxters of Edinburgh who built this house”

There are even balanced stones in the water (summer 2015).

Dean Village balanced stones

Dean Village balanced stones

Beautiful buildings in Dean Village

Beautiful buildings in Dean Village

A Sunday afternoon in Dean Village

A Sunday afternoon in Dean Village

In the evening sunshine

In the evening sunshine

In the autumn

In the autumn

A cobbled heart

A cobbled heart

Well Court

Well Court

Dean Village detail

Dean Village detail

Water of Leith from Dean Bridge in the snow

Water of Leith from Dean Bridge in the snow

The south bank in the winter

The south bank in the winter

The Water of Leith runs through Dean Village

The Water of Leith runs through Dean Village

Dean Village in the autumn

Dean Village in the autumn

Leading down to Dean Village via Bell's Brae

Leading down to Dean Village via Bell’s Brae

It's common to spot a heron in Dean Vilage

It’s common to spot a heron in Dean Vilage

Dean Village in the winter

Dean Village in the winter

Dean Village telephone box in the snow

Dean Village telephone box in the snow

Dean Village on Christmas Day 2010

Dean Village on Christmas Day 2010

Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Dean Village

Reflections

Reflections

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