Colourful stalls, freshly baked bread and the friendly face of your local farmer displaying his wares – this is Edinburgh at its best. But with so many different weekend markets to choose from, the only problem our guests face is deciding which market to go to. So to help make navigating the multitude of weekend stalls a little easier, we’ve summed up a few of our favourites.
Edinburgh Farmers’ Market
When it comes to counting down the best weekend markets in Edinburgh, at the top of any list would have to be the award-winning Edinburgh Farmers’ Market. Every Saturday from 10am to 2pm this year-round market brings an array of local produce from source to bustling city. Set on Castle Terrace under the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh Castle (an easy 10 minute walk from the Parliament House Hotel), this weekly market is bursting with local flavour, organic produce and traditional Scottish wares.
Once you’ve had your fill of our favourite farmers’ wares, why not visit one of the best Edinburgh weekend markets around? Only a 7-minute walk from the Farmers’ Market and a short walk from the Royal Mile, the Greater Grassmarket is a hive of bustling activity, beautiful crafts and freshly baked breads. Steeped in history, it’s the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry in one of Edinburgh’s largest (not to mention historic) independent shopping destinations.
Tram Stop Market
If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, why not try Edinburgh’s wee Tram Stop Market? Simply walk out the door of our city centre hotel and head towards St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral. This local favourite is open every Saturday from 11am to 5pm with a delicious selection of fresh produce and tasty street food. With their monthly “taster day”, you’re sure to find the best weekend market goods at the very best prices.
Waverly Market @ Platform 2
Finally, if you’re thinking of joining us for an Edinburgh Getaway and happen to catch the train in, make sure you catch the “LocalMotive Markets” at Waverly Station. Open every Friday between 11am and 7pm, it’s the perfect mix of variety, passion and creativity all under one roof. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite before you’re off or a quirky gift to take back home, visiting the stalls and sampling the goods is pretty much the most fun you could have in a train station.