Events

Nov
19
Sun
Guided tour of Dean Cemetery *BOOKING ESSENTIAL* @ Dean Cemetery main gate
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

[As part of Previously… Scotland’s History Festival]

Dean Cemetery became Edinburgh’s most fashionable garden cemetery in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beneath its carefully-tended lawns lie many of the city’s finest of their day, and their stories encapsulate much of Edinburgh’s history — not just lawyers, doctors, merchants, politicians and university professors, but also engineers, scientists, explorers, artists, sculptors, writers and army officers and men. Volunteer guides from the Dean Village Association will recount some of these tales within the beautiful setting of a former mansion-house, surrounded by interesting plants and trees and some outstanding gravestones.

Booking essential.  While tours are organised by the Dean Village Association, £1 from every ticket goes to the Dean Cemetery Trust, for ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery.

Tour lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.

Nov
21
Tue
Guided tour of Dean Village *BOOKING ESSENTIAL* @ Top of Bell's Brae
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

[As part of Previously… Scotland’s History Festival]

Come with volunteer guides from the Dean Village Association to discover the stories of one of Edinburgh’s historic and picturesque villages, nestled just off the West End. You’ll hear about its vital place in Edinburgh’s past, its millers, baxters, carters, distillers, architects, sculptors, newspaper proprietors — and more.

Booking essential.

Tour lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.

Nov
23
Thu
Guided tour of Dean Village *BOOKING ESSENTIAL* @ Top of Bell's Brae
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

[As part of Previously… Scotland’s History Festival]

Come with volunteer guides from the Dean Village Association to discover the stories of one of Edinburgh’s historic and picturesque villages, nestled just off the West End. You’ll hear about its vital place in Edinburgh’s past, its millers, baxters, carters, distillers, architects, sculptors, newspaper proprietors — and more.

Booking essential.

Tour lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.

Nov
26
Sun
Guided tour of Dean Cemetery *BOOKING ESSENTIAL* @ Dean Cemetery main gate
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

[As part of Previously… Scotland’s History Festival]

This is a slightly shorter tour than usual: in context of the Previously… event about her, it focuses on Dr Elsie Inglis and other personalities relevant to her life.

Dean Cemetery became Edinburgh’s most fashionable garden cemetery in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beneath its carefully-tended lawns lie many of the city’s finest of their day, and their stories encapsulate much of Edinburgh’s history — not just lawyers, doctors, merchants, politicians and university professors, but also engineers, scientists, explorers, artists, sculptors, writers and army officers and men. Volunteer guides from the Dean Village Association will recount some of these tales within the beautiful setting of a former mansion-house, surrounded by interesting plants and trees and some outstanding gravestones.

Booking essential.  While tours are organised by the Dean Village Association, £1 from every ticket goes to the Dean Cemetery Trust, for ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery.

Tour lasts 1 hour.