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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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Does it's reputation proud

Only a small market but a really good variety of fresh products available. Crowded but somehow relaxing. Wonderful blend of smells from the fresh farm products. Drinks and snacks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2016
Mainz, Germany

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Only a small market but a really good variety of fresh products available. Crowded but somehow relaxing. Wonderful blend of smells from the fresh farm products. Drinks and snacks available. Well worth visiting.

1 Thank Drehort
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Arrived on a sunny but windy morning to find the weekly Farmers Market in Castle Terrace in full swing! It's a mix of Foodstuffs, Christian Aid Choir singing Christmas Carols alongside Christmas Present Ideas. My favourites were here today - Puddledub with their lovely Buffalo Products, Creelers and their extensive Fish options, Valvona&Crolla and the great selection of Breads &... More 

Thank scotsas21
Osprey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We came towards the end of the time the market was open and would recommend coming earlier in the day, It is a small market but well worth a visit. We had a lovely time. The fresh fruit and vegetables were lovely - even in November. There was a lot of food to choose from, drinks to have (including a... More 

Thank arpc29
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We came knowing that this Market has an international reputation to live up to and we were not disappointed. Each stall has excellent credentials for being there. There is a wide range of produce on offer. We were particularly taken with the bread stall and the stall of the fisherman from Arran. There were some interesting speciality stalls such as... More 

Thank IrelandObserver
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I wanted to visit this market in search of local goods to taste and bring home. We were planning a full day of driving after we left and we bought things to eat for late breakfast and then later lunch. My friend had an angus beef sandwich, which he said was excellent. I had a bowl of porridge with jam... More 

Thank Etchbee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Coming from London we were really expecting something along the lines of one of the smaller Saturday markets here. However it was definitely worth a visit as it was small but every single stall was worth stopping at rather than trawling past loads of junk for a few trinkets. Really GREAT cheese and hommous (if you like hommous you should... More 

1 Thank Catherine M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

To be honest the best think about the market are the colour as a tourist you are not going to buy loads of fruit and veg so go for the photo opportunites as this is really a market for locals

2 Thank swift314
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The Edinburgh Farmer's market is must visit attraction for any tourists in the area - we go every Saturday and thoroughly enjoy talking to producers and picking up fresh, local produce.

Thank OHalvo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My wife,myself an out two dogs popped along to Edinburgh's Castle Terrace farmers market. It's very handy having he car park so close to the market,although it's very expensive to park but you can get your parking token validated at a stall in the market which gets a healthy discount.The stalls are varied offering a wide range of Scottish products... More 

Thank Martyn P
Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

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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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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