Hidden Gem and a Silver thread in a ribbon of Green (Private Tour) (2.5hrs)


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

Explore the historic Dean Village and Water of Leith with your own private guide

Few tourists know that 15 minutes away from Princes Street lies the secluded Dean Village on the Water of Leith which lies 30 meters below the rest of Edinburgh. This makes is quite unique and particularly tranquil considering it is virtually in the heart of Scotland's Capital, let us take you on a walk along Edinburgh's river the Water of Leith, and stroll through the historical Dean Village a successful grain milling hamlet for more than 800 years, also pass two of Edinburgh's Art galleries.


On your journey you will see -
Charlotte Square
Dean Bridge
Dean Village
Art Galleries (from the outside)
Dean Cemetry
Water of Leith
Possibly some local wildlife

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Outside West Registar House on the west side of Charlotte Square, which is just off the west end of Princes street.

I will be wearing either tartan trousers or a kilt.

End location: Stockbridge, one of Edinburgh's old villages, that has a bohemian vibe and worthy of exploration. Several local buses are available to take you to the city centre.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.


On foot, wearing a good pair of shoes is advisable.

What’s Included

You will see several attractions, places of interest from the outside, and a bit of countryside. We will not enter any of the attractions. This tour shows you a very different side to Edinburgh.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Pounds Sterling - All information subject to change -
Lothian Region Transport main bus- Single adult ticket - £1.50 day ticket £4.60. Airlink Bus - Adult Single £4.50, return £7.50 (correct money on LRT buses) check LRT website for any changes.
2 course Lunch meals start from about £10.95 upwards.
Taxi from city centre to Airport or South Queensferry £20 to £25, city centre to Castle £5 - £7 approx.
Entrance to Edinburgh Castle as at April 2015
£16.50 for adults, £13.20 for Seniors, £ 9.90 for children

What’s Extra

Any personal purchases including food and drink

A Recent Review of this tour

Great tour by Peter who was very friendly. He met us on time and took us on a wonderful tour and we saw some amazing sites. He explained the history of Edinburgh before going on tour and during the tour. Highly recommended as he was true Scot who not only dressed the part but also put a lot of effort into it. Thank you Douglas Hutchinson
Douglas Hutchinson

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