I mentioned on Friday that I had taken the day off and planned to venture a little further than I have over the last 4 or 5 months. Given that we won’t be travelling for the rest of the year, I want to make a conscious effort to explore more of my own country. Scotland has so much to offer and people travel from all corners of the world to take in the sights and scenery yet we all flog to Europe and beyond at any given opportunity. I know Paris better than my own capital city and had it not been for the current situation, it probably would have remained that way.
Dean Village is a little haven in the middle of the city. Only 5 minutes walk from Princes Street yet miles apart in terms of ambience, it’s a beautiful area to wander and take in some of the old school charm. Well Court is one of the most iconic buildings in the area and it’s been carefully restored to maintain the original features and iconic red sandstone. It sits within the boundary of the World Heritage Site and is one of the most photogenic spots.
Dean Village is mainly a residential area now which gives it an air of tranquility. On one side, the water appears still, almost stagnant yet on the other side you can hear the waterfall along the Water of Leith Walkway. It’s a great place to explore and take in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings.