5 best markets to visit in Edinburgh

5 best markets to visit in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is home to some of the best markets in Scotland and features all year round in the city centre, selling anything from local produce, Christmas treats to handmade crafts. Visit our Edinburgh hotel on York Place to explore the range of markets the city has to offer. To get you started our luxury boutique hotel has created a list of the top 5 markets to visit during your stay in Edinburgh.

Farmers Market

Edinburgh’s award-winning Farmers Market is a must see for fresh, seasonal produce. Open from 9am-2pm every Saturday, a trip to the farmers market is the best way to start your day. There’s no doubt you’ll be leaving with a bagful of delicious goodies with seasonal fruit and veg, homemade jams, organic meat and handmade chocolates being just a few of the appetising things on offer. Situated on Castle Terrace you can just take a stroll through the city from our boutique Edinburgh Hotel where you will find the award-winning Farmers Market.

Leith Market

Every Saturday from 10am-5pm Leith Market, based at Dock Place in Leith, offers a selection of stalls including street food, crafts and artwork for visitors to try and purchase. Their motto ‘eat, meet, greet or treat’ covers it all – there is something for everyone. If that wasn’t enough, on the first Saturday of each month, Leith Market is also home to a Vegan Quarter where you can try an array of tasty vegan treats, so Leith Market really does cater for all and its only a 15 minute drive away from our Edinburgh hotel!

Street Food Fridays

On Friday’s Fountainbridge hosts a market on Union Canal for some of the best Scottish street food traders around. The market welcomes different street food retailers each week and boasts a wide array of cuisines from Mexican to French, along with a choice of sweet and savoury food and drink. Street Food Fridays is open between 11am-7pm for you grab a bite on your way to our modern boutique hotel in Edinburgh.

Royal Mile Market

A short stroll from Hotel Indigo Edinburgh on York Place, you’ll find this traditional Scottish market full of assorted fashion, accessories, and gifts, the perfect place to purchase those all-important souvenirs. Royal Mile Market is open 10am-6pm Sunday to Friday and 10am-7pm on Saturdays this market is a brilliant one to add to your Explorer To Do List when staying at our Edinburgh hotel.

The Pitt Market

The Pitt market is Leith’s late-night market located on Pitt Street. With a bustling food, drink and music scene this market makes way for drink experts and street food producers to showcase their tempting treats for visitors to enjoy whilst listening to live performances from local musicians. Running each Saturday with a £1 entry fee typically from 12pm-10pm this market is the go to for a Saturday night out and what better way to end your night than with a relaxed night’s stay at our luxury Edinburgh hotel.

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh in York Place, is a luxury boutique hotel, ideally located in the centre of Edinburgh, near to many top attractions. To check availability, contact our hotel team on 0131 556 5577 or email us.


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Join us for breakfast, and fuel up for the day ahead with our selection of continental items and a-la carte dishes which are cooked to order using local produce where possible. You can’t stay at our Edinburgh hotel without trying a ‘Wee Dram’. We have a selection of fine whisky to take you around the most famous Scottish distilleries, with the occasional stop off in places such as Wales and Japan. Alternatively, try one of our craft beers or ‘softies’.

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