We think Edinburgh’s West End and Dean Village areas are amongst the most beautiful sights and lovely attractions our city has to offer. Yes – of course Edinburgh has the Castle, Arthur’s Seat and The Royal Mile, but take a step back from these monumental crowd-pleasers, and you’ll find cobbled streets, pretty paths and individually owned boutiques and café’s which are a pleasant change from the generic shops we’re so used to seeing on every street.

Take a stroll down to Dean Village and you’ll feel like you’re no longer in Scotland’s Capital City, but in a dainty suburban town. Here’s our guide to just a few of the things you can do whilst in this charming area.


What to do?

Remus Interiors

This beautiful shop will certainly give you home inspiration (or envy) – every corner is filled with fascinating artefacts. This is definitely the place for interior design addicts! If you want to bring your family back a gift from Edinburgh, forget the Royal Mile tourist stops – get them something magical from Remus.



Gallery 10

This little gallery situated on Stafford Street is a wonderful space, showcasing some of the best contemporary, established and emerging artists. There are beautiful works of glass, as well as original paintings and print. Gallery 10 is really worth a visit – whether you’re in the market for buying a piece or just fancy a look!

Gallery 10


Union Gallery

Another small independent gallery in Edinburgh’s West End. Mainly showing contemporary works, including paint, print and sculpture, Union Gallery on Drumsheugh Place is a calm and relaxing space perfect for browsing some fabulous works.



Scottish Gallery of Modern Art

We couldn’t do a post about Edinburgh’s West End without mentioning the world famous Gallery of Modern Art. Whether you’re an art connoisseur or art amateur, there are always some really interesting things to see here. The fabulous sculptured garden alone is worth a visit.


Where to grab a bite?

L’Escargot Blanc

One of the West End’s finest restaurants, which also doubles up as a wine bar – L’Escargot Blanc’s menu is an incredible journey of French food made with some of the finest Scottish ingredients, and paired with some of the finest wines. You can’t say no to that.



Cairngorm Coffee Shop

The Cairngorm Coffee shop on Melville Place provides some of Edinburgh’s best coffee and a mouth-wateringly good selection of cakes, catering for gluten free diets too which is always a plus in our books! Top tip – try the salted caramel brownie – you won’t be disappointed! 



Patisserie Maxime

What’s more indulgent (and delicious) than a beautiful French pastry and top notch coffee in the morning? This West End café offer savoury and sweet treats – some might even say they look too good to eat.



Dean Village

No one should go to the West End (or Edinburgh, at that) without visiting the absolutely magical Dean Village. Take a walk along the Water of Leith to Stockbridge and you'll forget you're in a city - remember to take your camera, there's always something surprising on the way.

Dean Village

Check our amazing West End apartments! From our cozy and cleverly designed studio apartment at Lynedoch Place Lane to our grand and impecibly finished West End Residence at Great Stuart Street which sleeps up to ten guests and has amazing views from its own private garden over Dean Valley.

Our West End Apartment at Stafford Street is ideal for small families, and our West End Retreat at Lynedoch Place has irrseistable views over Dean Brigde, as does our Dean View @ Great Stuart Street.

And don't forget our new terraced house The Victorian Townhouse and its wonderful features.  

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