Dean Village Architecture Tour
English, Russian, Lithuanian
The 2 hour walk will start in Stockbridge market, with an introduction of the history of villages around medieval Edinburgh.
Your guide will then take you along the Water of Leith towards St Bernard’s Well while trying to spot abundant local wildlife. Here your guide will analyse the origins of Alexander Nasmith’s ideas and the embodiment of a Claudian landscape that is the site of St Bernard’s Well.
Then, you will approach the overpowering Dean bridge, Thomas Telford’s structure to connect Dean Estate to the New Town. You will find yourself right in the heart of Dean Village, the Baxter’s guild’s settlement that still contains the old bridge, tolbooth, a mill, and a weir.
Using existing buildings as an example, your guide will introduce you to the wider subject of Scottish Baronial architecture. You will come upon the red sandstone courtyard of Well Court, previously Victorian Social housing funded by a local philanthropist and the proprietor of the Scotsman Newspaper.
You will also go to a fashionable 19th century cemetery and get familiarised with a few influential figures buried here. The tour will end with a beautiful example of stark Greek Revival orphanage (now Modern Gallery 1) facing a landform sculpture by Charles Jencks.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (P/P)||27.00 (GBP)|
Departure option 1
Departure option 2
- Please wear sensible shoes for a walking tour as the areas we visit have cobbled streets and uneven pavement due historical ages of the sites.
If one of our architecture tours is rescheduled, changed or moved, Cobble Tales will give you the option of either retaining and exchanging your tickets for a new date/tour, or alternatively claiming a full refund.
In the unlikely event that the architecture tour is cancelled by Cobble Tales you will be refunded in full.
Cancellation of an architecture tour is accepted with at least 48 hours’ notice.
Cancellation within 48 hours of any tour commencing will be treated as the tour being fulfilled and no refunds will be given unless cancellation of tours happens due to extreme weather. An alternative date/time will be offered.