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Edinburgh Farmers' Market

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Address: Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Beautiful way to start the day in Edinburgh

If you love getting fresh breakfast from a market, I can't think of many better than this. It's sat right underneath Edinburgh castle. So you can stroll up towards the Royal Mile... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love getting fresh breakfast from a market, I can't think of many better than this. It's sat right underneath Edinburgh castle. So you can stroll up towards the Royal Mile with your artisan coffee and a pretzel - or whatever takes your fancy. Lots of Scottish produce on offer here too - salmon, langoustine, pies, haggis, breads, jams,... More 

Thank Mrjonnygreen
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We started out here for a breakfast pastry (cheese and tomato) from one booth and coffee from another before walking over the the castle. Then we came back for lunch with vegetarian options, fish soup, and fresh local fruit. We sat on a bench with a view of the castle and the market and ate lunch while we talked with... More 

Thank dixieandtigger
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

There are actually two farmer's markets on Saturday.. One in green market square (much more crowded) and one on top of the big car park on castle terrace( much fewer people). It was a great opportunity to taste local fruits/vegetables/foods. We all really enjoyed it.

Thank Voldar15
Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This was right around the corner from where we stayed ! Perfect place with the Edinburgh Castle as it's back drop !! Great local products ! I love soaps and found some that has been family made since 1920 !!

1 Thank Mrsloco
Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Market full of local products not only fruits and vegetables but also freshly grounded coffee, home baked cakes, jams, olives and some hot food options ideal for lunch.

Thank MKC82
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I've been to this market about 5 times, every time it's been spot on. They really have something for everyone. I usually get a coffee and a cake and some fresh produce. There is also a lady that makes a homemade Nutella that's amazing.

Thank danbuchanan1987
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

At the foot of Edinburgh Castle, this is a small market primarily serving the locals, having a variety of stalls that sell meats - uncooked and cooked, fruit and veg, cheese. It's like a mini version of Borough Market (in London)

3 Thank SYMoo74
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Farmers selling their local and fresh products as meat, vegetables, cheese or jams. Everything straight from farms, tasteful, rich of flavour. Good value for money, moreover I found it very cheap.

Thank Gonzalo F
Upminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

I only knew about this market (held on Saturday mornings) because I was staying opposite it, but it was much better than some farmers' markets I have been to. Excellent venison, lamb/hogget, mutton pies and cheese for sale among other things. As you can order online from many of the suppliers represented at the market it is a good way... More 

1 Thank UpminsterPete
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little market with a range of food from local farmers. Delicious game pies and lovely cheese from Arran cheeses. Can be cold so wrap up warm

Thank Lucy C

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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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