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Weihnachtsmarkt Edinburgh

Royal MIle 7 Regent Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #49 of 89 shopping in Edinburgh
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Most recent review
- Feb 25, 2014
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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593 reviews 593 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Really, really good although a bit small compared with the Xmas Markets in Germany. Really authentic, although a bit on the expensive side. Gluhwein and bratkartoffeln brought back many memories.

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