Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Edinburgh  /  Dean Village

Dean Village, Edinburgh

#7 of 74 in Historic Sites in Edinburgh
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Dean Village (from dene, meaning 'deep valley') is a former village immediately northwest of the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. It was known as the "Water of Leith Village" and was the centre of a successful grain milling area for more than 800 years. At one time there were no fewer than eleven working mills there, driven by the strong currents of the Water of Leith.

See Dean Village and all Edinburgh has to offer by arranging your trip with our Edinburgh trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Dean Village
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Dean Village reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,573 reviews
  • Just a 15 minute walk from our hotel is this very picturesque village which I highly recommend making the effort to go and see if only to get some nice photos of the riverside houses. Outside of...  more »
  • I have been coming to Edinburgh for decades and had never visited Dean Village, so we made a point of stopping off here for a Sunday stroll. It is a lovely, historic village on the banks of a...  more »
  • LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Edinburgh in itself is very picturesque, but this place is even more. Charming old houses and tower like buildings along the river. Great place for walks and chilling down around nature. From there you can follow the short path either to the National galleries or the to the very nice area of Stockbridge.
  • It is a nice place to walk through. I enjoy the quiet walks along the canal, and only wish it was larger. The old buildings are to be admired. I particularly enjoyed that it was a prominent part of the city, and was not left out.

Plan your trip to Edinburgh

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.