Official Guide to Edinburgh


From fresh, home grown produce to carefully created handcrafts and fabulous Christmas fun, Edinburgh markets feature all year round in Scotland’s capital city.

Edinburgh Farmers Market

Fresh, seasonal produce awaits you at the award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market.  This all year round market is open from 10am-2pm each Saturday in the shadow of the castle ramparts in Castle Terrace. Now in its 17th year the market is a staple amongst locals to support small businesses and vendors. A bustling market, delicious smells and flavours will thrill your tastebuds as stall holders tempt you with their wares.  Venison, organic beef, chicken, lamb and pork are on the menu as are seasonal fruit and vegetables. Juicy jams, chutneys, chillies and cheese along with crusty bread, handmade chocolates and organic beer ensure you leave the market with a bag full of goodies.

Stockbridge Market

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Open every Sunday from 10am-5pm in Jubilee Gardens, the Stockbridge Sunday market is a big hit with local Edinburgh residents.  Artisan breads, cheese, smoked salmon and even handmade dog treats sit alongside handmade soaps, jewellery and carefully created crafts.  Satisfy your palate with delicious handmade crepes, melting marshmallows or a warming drink as you stroll through this delightful market.

Greater Grassmarket

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Only a short walk from the Royal Mile, the Grassmarket is one of Edinburgh’s most vibrant and colourful areas.  Steeped in history, visitors flock to view the architecture and landmarks including the nearby Greyfriar’s Bobby.  Each Saturday from 10am – 5pm it’s a hive of activity as it bustles with residents keen to sample home grown produce including seasonal fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, sweet treats and handcrafted gifts from local craftmakers.

Leith Market

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Taking place every Saturday from 10am to 5pm on Dock Place, Leith Market is full of foodie delights and unique items from local makers and designers. On the first Saturday of the month Leith Market is home to a Vegan Quarter where, alongside their usual line-up of traders, the Market is filled with delicious variety of Vegan treats from cupcakes to Vegan Meat. 

The Pitt Market

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Edinburgh's awards winning street food market on Pitt Street in Leith has proved to be a huge hit with street food lovers. They regularly showcase some of Edinburgh's biggest players in the street food scene with a variety of sweet and savoury options available. You'll also find a great offering of drinks from Barney's Beer, Smith & Gertrude and Cocktails & Drams, alongside live performances by local musicians.  

The Pitt began as a once a month market but currently runs every Saturday and Sunday for a large part of the year. Their opening dates often change season to season, so to check their current dates visit their Facebook page and find out what tasty treats will be on offer. Opening times are 12noon to 10pm, children are welcome to 8pm. Entry costs £2. A yearly event to look out for is the Scottish Street Food Awards, where you can sample the very best Street Food from across Scotland! 

Old Tolbooth Market

Old Tolbooth Market

One of the more recent additions to Edinburgh's market scene, the Old Tolbooth Market is open daily from 11am just off the Canongate on the Royal Mile. Browse a range of stalls with crafts, flowers, food, art and more. Grab a coffee or enjoy a drink at the licensed bar. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, this market is the perfect shopping destination, whatever the weather. 

Seasonal Markets

St John’s Market

During the Edinburgh Festival in August, the grounds of St Johns Church at the West End of Princes Street Gardens takes on a new mantle as it becomes home to a crafter's paradise.  Unusual artefacts, crafts, artwork, clothing and gifts are for sale.

Edinburgh's Christmas Market

The highlight of the market year, the Edinburgh’s Christmas Market is visited by thousands of Christmas shoppers wrapping up warm to revel in the delicious aromas of sweet scented Gluhwein, crepes, waffles and sizzling venison sausages at this European themed market.  Beautiful glass Christmas baubles, handcrafted wooden decorations and inspirational gifts will ensure that you find a unique gift to treasure.

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