Village People

Discover the delights of Dean Village

Available Privately

Family Friendly Walking Tour History


  • Visit 'one of the most beautiful corners of the city'
  • Learn about the enclaves on the outskirts of Edinburgh
  • View truly beautiful architecture

What Nick says
Nick Boulos is one of Britain’s leading travel writers. Read more Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.

"Once a small village on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Dean Village and Stockbridge – barely a ten-minute drive from the centre - are arguably the city’s most charming enclaves. Perfect for those who want to escape the crowds of the Royal Mile, this in-depth walking tour focuses on the village's history through its eclectic architecture. Following the pretty Water of Leith, you will hear the tales behind some seriously impressive structures including monuments modelled on a 1st century temple in Italy, a Scottish castle inspired by the chateaus of France and gabled houses with a dash of Dutch design. ‘This is one of the most beautiful corners of the city,’ said my guide, and I couldn’t agree more."


 - English speaking guides

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This tour runs in all weathers.

Meeting point supplied upon booking. 

Refunds and changes: permitted with at least 48 hours notice. 

This tour is also available privately at a time and date to suit you. Please contact us:

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