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Once a small village on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Dean Village and Stockbridge – barely a ten-minute drive from the centre - are arguable 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.
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