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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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Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Activities: Shopping

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Funny market, a place for local food and drinks

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Bjørn H
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

As a food fanatic I couldn't miss this place. Every Saturday behind the castle the farmers market takes place serving and selling foods from local farms and produce. Amazing place if you want to try the local foods. If you are in Edinburgh on a Saturday this place cannot be missed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

love making regular visits to this great market . Quite small in comparison to many places I have visited but the quality of the products are great . Love the variety of meats and poultry as well as a great choice of locally grown veg . Fresh bread and locally made jams and chutneys can also be purchased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Loved this market. Fantastic products with samples to try for nearly everything. The Apple punch is amazing so definitely try it. Head here for lunch and you won't be disappointed. This was our favourite find for the whole weekend.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fabulous farmers market, friendly stall owners who are very informative about their stock. Locally sourced and beautifully fresh. I recommend getting a coffee and picking up a pastry whilst you walk around.

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Been here a few times and never been disappointed yet --a lovely mixture of meats cheese and those lovely breads that are so unique ---some things seem a bit pricy --that will put people off--but you cannot beat real quality

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We happened upon this market whilst visiting the castle. It is held on Saturdays and whilst not huge it has a very good range of food stalls, crafts and fruit and veg etc. we had the most amazing cheese toastie and brownie. It seemed well supported without feeling too crowded. If you are visiting the castle get here in time... More 

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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.