Now I have to say, I am lucky enough to stay in one very picturesque and beautiful city. This is a walk that takes you from Leith (basically the old port of Edinburgh) right through the city centre and beyond!
It joins with cycle paths and is just so lovely to stroll through, and you can make it as long or as short as you want. Stockbridge & the Dean Village are only about a 5 minute walk from each other along the water of Leith and from there you can go on and reach the Museum of Modern Art.
Edinburgh is an old city and consists of the Old Town (where the castle is situated and St Giles Cathedral - and the original St Giles Cathedral where there are records dating back to 854 of the original parish church)!
The New Town of Edinburgh was basically built in the 1800's and prior to that The Dean Village & Stockbridge were villages outside the city walls of Edinburgh itself and were the working areas. To get from Stockbridge to the Dean Village, you walk past The St Bernard's Well, and come out at the Dean Village. One of the first mills you come across belongs to RMJM a firm of architects. One of our friends is the artist they use who designs buildings for them to have aesthetic WOW - this is one of the buildings she designed.
And now you are in the Dean Village.....
....coming out at Miller Row!
The Dean Village is really pretty as you can see.
There are places you can sit and catch the sun, look out onto the river and even dry your clothes on the line!