I am extremely lucky to live where I do in Edinburgh. Regardless of the fact that I’m currently looking for a new flat, I do really enjoy the area I’m in, and still crossing my fingers I will be able to stay here, even when the move comes.
One of the most underrated places in Edinburgh is Dean Village. Only a five minute walk from Haymarket Station, Dean Village will make you feel as if you’ve gone back to the sixteenth century – with towering architecture (literally, there are many towers), cobblestone streets, and the Water of Leith running straight down the middle.
The first known mentioning of Dean Village goes back to the twelfth century, and it is around this time that it is suspected to have been founded. Originally a grain milling village, Dean Village was one of its own until the eighteenth century, when it was bought over by a Lord and thus became apart of Edinburgh as a whole.
I have been dying to walk through Dean Village since I moved to the area, but life got in the way and it wasn’t until this past Sunday that Lewis and I decided to take ourselves – and the camera’s – out for a stroll.
It was a very cold morning, so I decided to snuggle up in my Bella Freud jumper and new rust-orange trousers from American Apparel. The loafers are from Topshop, and once broken in they really made the outfit (and most of my outfits for this autumn, let’s be honest.)
If you live in Edinburgh, or are planning a visit, Dean Village is a must do at anytime of year. It is the one place in all of Edinburgh that, regardless of the amount of tourists it gets, still retains it’s quintessential Scottish atmosphere – without the tourist shops or chain restaurants.
Dean Village will now be a regular spot for me on a Sunday Stroll!