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.