Dean village in Stockbridge in Edinburgh

A perfect stroll

The short connecting Water of Leith riverside walk between Stockbridge Village and the Dean Village World Heritage Site is simply a joy.

Dean Village lies beneath Thomas Telford’s famous Dean Bridge and is a fascinating blend of old and new architecture.  The area has a bit of a storybook feel to it with its quirky old buildings overlooking the Water of Leith and its bridges and winding pathways.  You will come across St Bernard’s Well with its faux temple on your way, a great photo shoot opportunity.  If you go on for another 5 minutes, you’ll find there a charming riverside entrance to the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Dean Gallery, but there are some very steep steps so a bit of a climb.

Palm tree in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh

Refresh your senses at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education and is only 10 minutes away. Lots of events on too!