Day 229 Dean Village (Photo A Day 2012)

 

The Dean Village is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, only five minutes walk from Princes Street. In the past the village was the centre of the milling of water mills and the remnants of the industry can still be seen today. We went for a walk along the Water of Leith up to the impressive Dean Bridge designed by Thomas Telford, and the classical temple of St Bernard’s Well.

The most striking building in the Dean Village is Well Court, recently restored with the help of Edinburgh World Heritage. Built in the 1880s as model housing for local workers.

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