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 Edinburgh farmers’ markets to choose from, the only problem is deciding which one to go to. So, to help make navigating the multitude of weekend stalls a little easier, here are some of our favourites.
Edinburgh Farmers’ Market
Castle Terrace, EH1 2EN
At the top of our list, we have the award-winning Edinburgh Farmers’ Market. Every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, 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, it’s an easy 10-minute walk from Parliament House Hotel. This weekly market is bursting with local flavour, organic produce and traditional Scottish food.
The Grassmarket Market
Grassmarket, EH1 2 JR
Once you’ve had your fill of our favourite farmers’ wares, why not head over to the historic Grassmarket for more market shopping? Open 10 am to 5 pm every Saturday, the Grassmarket Market is a hive of bustling activity, beautiful crafts and freshly baked breads. Steeped in history, it’s one of Edinburgh’s oldest market places. And surrounded by old fashioned pubs and quirky independent stores, it’s the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry.
Dock Place, EH6 6LU
Our third Saturday market is Leith Market, where passionate independent traders come together on Dock Place in Leith to sell their produece. You can easily get to the market from Princes Street by getting the number 16 or 22 bus down to Leith. It takes place from 10 am to 5 pm every Saturday. And on the first Saturday of the month, the market hosts ‘Vegan Quarter’, where at least a quarter of all stalls are suitable for vegans.
Jubilee Gardens, EH3 6TQ
If you’re looking for a great farmers’ market on Sundays, look no further than Stockbridge Market, open weekly 10 am to 5 pm. With delicious street food, fresh produce and handmade arts and crafts on offer, this market is one of the best in Edinburgh. Stockbridge is around 15 minutes walk from Princes Street. The area has a lovely village-feel, with lots of unusual specialist shops, great bars and restaurants and pretty local walks.
All these Edinburgh farmers’ markets are within easy reach of Parliament House, our centrally located hotel at the foot of Calton Hill. So, take a look at our special offers and book your market shopping trip to Edinburgh with us.