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Dean Village, Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

It's hard to believe that Dean Village used to be a place of industry.

Originally this was a small village that sat out with Edinburgh and it can trace its foundation back over 800 years, however over the centuries it was eventually swallowed up by Edinburghs expansion.

Dean Village was home to Mills which used the power of the Water of Leith do drive their waterwheels and harness energy for grinding flour.

As industry declined Dean Village became and area known for poverty, prostitution and neglect but in the 1970's the village was saved and restored and redeveloped now becoming an oasis in the heart of the city!

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