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Edinburgh Farmers' Market

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Address: Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 220 8580
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Nice Scottish market

A good selection of most things you'll expect to find in a decent market, some tasty things to try or purchase if you're looking for a snack (pastry, bread, cake, burgers, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A good selection of most things you'll expect to find in a decent market, some tasty things to try or purchase if you're looking for a snack (pastry, bread, cake, burgers, and sausages) and a lot of it a distinctly local variation, which is great if you're interested in Scottish foods!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If my accommodations in Edinburgh came equipped with a stove and fridge, then the Edinburgh Farmer's Market would have been more useful. It is small, and a lot of the stalls featured food that required preparation or non-food items which wouldn't fit in my suitcase to take home. However, at the far end of the market was Arran's Cheese Shop... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

a lovely small market that opens only on Saturday, it was a bit small but had a good collection of fresh and yummy food and some home made stuff like jam, honey and soap. we bought some fresh barriers and enjoyed trying some of the natural honey and home made jam. we also bought some soap that smelled so good.... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Quite a small market but filled with local produce of good quality. Mainly food but you'll also find things like handmade soap. The stallholders are generally friendly and competent. Try an Angus burger or a shot of hot chocolate!

Thank Robert D
edinburgh, scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not the biggest market around - but certainly has some of the tastiest produce, and most of it is either grown or produced relatively locally too, which is an added bonus. Most of the stalls offer free tasting samples, so you can try before you buy - but most of the food or drink is so lovely that you will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was a fairly enjoyable experience. Not a fun 10/10 but if you are bored then you could go here. My girls did not like it so much and they said they had better things to do. I had fun though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place is like any other market. I would urge you to look for local food specials. Also a good place to check out the local produce and bump into local folks and check out if you understand their accent !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A small market just close to the castle, a nice place to taste local food and local drinks, also some local handcrafts are sold here.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great Saturday Morning.......although small, this is a fun market. We have been several times. A good offering of veg, cheeses, meats, etc. A couple bakeries usually there, too. And a few places to have a sandwich. One place, don't recall the name, sells good coffee. Often there is some live music. Here's an Extra! - Make it even better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I would recommend a trip to castle terrace market each Saturday. As the weeks have went on I've gotten to know the trades and their products. Very knowledgeable and warming traders who are willing to talk to you and are happy to do a deal. Great for a weekly shop or a wander with a hot chocolate.

Thank Nicholas W

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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