Edinburgh Dean Village Architecture Tour

From £8.50 per adult

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January — December

Tour the picturesque Baronial legacy of the ancient milling village set under the majestic Thomas Telford’s Dean Bridge. A self-guided 1h AUDIO TOUR off the beaten path in a lush, green valley.

The tours are location aware, so you will hear directions and stories as you move. You can pause anytime. 

With architectural designer as your narrator, you will chart the fate of the area from industrious prosperity to complete disrepute, before it became the most desirable residential district in Edinburgh.

The tour will take you around the old milling village that still contains traces of its Baronial legacy. You’ll see the Dean Bridge, the tollbooth, the mill and the weir, which were all formerly controlled by the Incorporation of Baxters (bakers).

The narrator will also show you the easy-to-miss details on buildings, and share old maps and drawings as you walk the lush green banks of the Water of Leith. 

COVID-19 information

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Contact details

Cobble Tales - Architecture Tours of Edinburgh
4, Hunter Square
United Kingdom
Architecture Art City History Walking

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Online booking only

Tour prices


  • £8.50 Per Adult


Tour company information

Cobble Tales - Architecture Tours of Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s history through its buildings on itineraries created by architects. We offer audio tours for individuals and private guided tours for groups in English and French. Every purchased tour supports the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

Opening times

Mon-Sun 9am - 7pm

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