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Private Tour of Dean Village (Edinburgh)

An ultimate tour for those eager to explore off the beaten path, where you will explore the lush valley of Dean Village with a focus on key Scottish architectural features.
Accompanied by your architect-guide, you will marvel at the goddess Hygiea within a Neoclassical mineral water temple, then take in the 1830s stonework of Dean Bridge designed by Thomas Telford.
After discovering the picturesque Baronial legacy of the ancient milling village, learn about the Victorian social housing building of Well Court.
Lastly, walk through a chic 19th-century cemetery to see two exceedingly glamorous Georgian orphanages now converted into modern art galleries.

per adult from

$94

AUD

Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Local taxes
    • Local guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Stockbridge Market, Saunders Street/Kerr Street Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6TQ Scotland

    The walk will start in Stockbridge market, with an introduction of the history of villages around medieval Edinburgh.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St Bernard's Well, MacKenzie Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6TS, UK

    The party will then stroll 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.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Dean Bridge, Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh EH3 7UA, UK

    Having acquainted ourselves with the influences of 1750s grand tours, we will approach the overpowering Dean bridge, Thomas Telford's structure to connect Dean Estate to the New Town.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Well Court, Damside, Edinburgh EH4 3BB Scotland

    As we navigate the lanes of Dean Village, the group 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. 

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dean Cemetery, 63 Dean Path, Edinburgh EH4 3AT Scotland

    On the way to the galleries, your guide will take you through a fashionable 19th century cemetery and familiarise you with a few influential figures buried here. Discovering fragments of Dean House, encased into retaining walls of the cemetery will be a special treat to any curious mind. 

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two), 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS Scotland

    Thomas Hamilton's orphanage turned gallery will present a great opportunity to discuss Edinburgh philanthropy traditions as well as discover various stone finishes of Georgian Edinburgh. 


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR Scotland

    The tour will end with a beautiful example of stark Greek Revival orphanage (now Modern Gallery 1) facing a landform sculpture by Charles Jencks.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Stockbridge Market, Saunders St, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6TQ, UK
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), 75 Belford Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • We use no gear or handouts. Groups are small (up to 8).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Cobble Tales

Activity ID: V-56271P4

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