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Weihnachtsmarkt Edinburgh

Royal MIle 7 Regent Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #57 of 98 Shopping in Edinburgh
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Our first visit to Edinburghs Christmas Market, I have only Glasgows to compare it with. Reading older reviews it seems we got lucky with our Thursday early evening visit on a bitterly cold night as it wasn't too busy at all. We walked freely about the various stalls seeing their offerings which were of a good variety we all thought.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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787 reviews 787 reviews
499 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The layout of the market is much better, they have used the whole terraces of the gardens to spread the stall about and make access better.There seems to be more actual attractions but the stalls are very much the same as before with some real crap being sold at silly prices. The number of places selling alcohol seems to have... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When it first started (2000 ish?) there was a nice mix of food drink and authentic crafts and you could walk around comfortably looking at things; overall a pleasant experience. Now its mostly food (not enough restaurants in Edinburgh obviously or more likely people don't seem to be able to go for more than 15 minutes without stuffing something in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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787 reviews 787 reviews
499 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

we have this market in the city every year but the latest one was a complete rip -off , more food and drink stalls than craft stalls and at prices that made you just walk on by.

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Freiburg
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158 reviews 158 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1,001 helpful votes 1,001 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We came from Germany ... and found a soulless, interchangeable standard copy of any modern "Christmas (mass) Market". Oviously there is an entrepreneur who organizes DOZENS of these markets worldwide, all according to exactly the same scheme: pseudo "cosiness", pseudo "authentic" craft made in China, overpriced drinks ... a purely commercial affair without any spirit, apart from alcoholic ones (even... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We think this was too expensive. We have been going for a number of years and usually enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately it is now too big and too busy especially for a family with small children.

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scotland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Oh my, what a horrendous christmas market in Edinburgh this year, all of the passenger's on the train back home were saying the same. 99% of the stalls were selling cheap chinese made mass produced tat, this is the first time I have visited a craft market and never bought anything! Most of the stalls were duplicated and just selling... More 

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St Neots, Cambs
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171 reviews 171 reviews
101 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We visited the Christmas Market during a special train trip on 7th December 2013. We were glad to get out of the place. It was only possible to shuffle round due to the throngs packed in with little room to move. The market was pretty small too and numerous stalls were duplicated throughout. All told it was extremely disappointing and... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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305 reviews 305 reviews
173 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is the first Christmas Market that we have been to outside England. OK I know it's in Scotland but this still counts!! The market is situated in Princes St Gardens and is rather small. There are some good craft stalls, a lot of which sell identical goods at different prices. This suggests that goods are bought in as opposed... More 

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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Very Christamssy - beautiful surroundings. Visit if you are Edinburgh - and make sure you try the mulled wine and mulled cider!

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