In pictures: the history of the Dean Village

Picture: The Dean Village in the 50s, TSPL
Picture: The Dean Village in the 50s, TSPL
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The Dean Village is arguably one of the most photogenic areas of the city, with rows of mews houses, former mills and industrial buildings and leafy outlook

As with the rest of Edinburgh, the Dean Village has an interesting history, which stretches back over 800 years.

Lying to the north west, it is situated on the Water of Leith and it best seen from the Dean Bridge, which was built in the 1800s by Thomas Telford.

Formerly an industrial area, the village fell into disreapair and was almost abandoned until regeneration started in the 70s.

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