St Bernard's Well
St Bernard's Well
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Neighbourhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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Malgorzata
12,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
A lovely building, beautifully restored. The statue is of Hestia, the Greek goddess of health and well-being. This monument is only occasionally open to the public.Situated on the water of Leith, st Bernard's well stands tall and distinguishes itself amongst thick greenery. It is a secret garden amongst the busy lanes of Edinburgh. Nice, quiet and secluded place in Edinburgh between Stockbridge and Dean Village just next to Water of Leith.
Written 11 June 2019
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bm
London, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Class Segregation. They don’t like to see the poor mixing with them. You can pay though someone needs to pay for taking care of their private garden.
Written 17 April 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is a lovely old well, located next to the river Leith.
While there's nothing to do other than to look at the monumental well and statue, it's still worth the 2-minute stop.
Written 16 September 2021
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CT
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A Pause on a Nice Walk
This is a charming pause on the walk along the river on a flat path from Stockbridge to Deans Village.

Close walk 20 minutes from Charlotte Square but not enough interest in the Well if you are not in the area already.
Written 10 May 2024
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Veronica L Kahn
Indianapolis, IN412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The architecture is pleasing, the gentle gurgle of the Water of Leith is soothing..I’d love to take a peek inside that famed pump room! A walk in the Dene is a great break from the hustle of touring the city.
Written 21 September 2022
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Dean T
Memphis, TN207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The walk along to banks of the Leith was easy with nice views of the water and the well makes for a nice photo if you are in Dean's Village.
Written 8 August 2019
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