Edinburgh Weekly Markets

Edinburgh has a fantastic lineup of regular markets all over the city. I will keep this page up to date, if any details change. While most of the stalls accept only cash, there are a few which accept card payments, particularly stalls selling clothing and art. Of the stalls which accept card payment, not all of them advertise this fact, so don’t be afraid to ask as all stall holders are super friendly. Failing that, there is never an ATM too far from any of the markets in Edinburgh.

Grassmarket Saturday Market

If you’re ever on the Grassmarket on a Saturday, it will be impossible for you to not spot this market.

Day: Every Saturday

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Grassmarket Square, EH1 2JR

Nearby bus routes: 223, 27, 41, 42, 67

Nearest ATM: Premier Festival Stores

At this market, you’ll find everything from paella and fresh cakes to framed portraits and jewellery. My personal favourite is the sausage roll stall run by Osso Restaurant in Peebles. At over £3 each. you’ll probably find the prices here to be a little higher than a typical sausage roll but that’s precisely because these are anything but your typical sausage rolls. While the pastry is certainly better than most other bakers I’ve tried, it’s the fillings which make these pies something extra special. Haggis, neeps and tatties, Philly steak and spicy lamb just to name a few. Speaking of lamb, it’s not minced lamb- it’s a tasty, tender cut of lamb perfectly cooked and spiced. Same for the beef, too- it’s a cut of meat and not minced. I’m yet to try the other flavours but I plan to.

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Edinburgh Farmers’ Market

Just up the hill from Grassmarket on Castle Terrace, you’ll find Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, which hosts stalls filled with local fresh fruits and vegetables.

Day: Every Saturday

Time: 9am – 2pm

Location: Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EN

Nearby bus routes: 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 36, 37, 47X124X5, X15, X24, X33, X47

Nearest ATM:

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Each Saturday sees a slightly different variety of traders attend the market. There are local cheeses,  honey and of course more fruits and vegetables than you’ll know what to do with. There’s also a big selection of game, fish and lobster here. In the winter, there’s a fantastic selection of squashes. When we last visited, we had a salad and quiche box from Falkland Kitchen Farm. There, you get salad from their farm along with a slice of pie or quiche, all boxed up ready to eat on a bench or to take home.

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Stockbridge Market

Hosted right on the bank of the Water of Leith is the much beloved Stockbridge Market. At this market, you’ll find many of the staples of Edinburgh markets but the one thing I noticed which makes this one stand apart was the variety of street food. Everyone’s favourite paella stall was there, but also curry and crepes and soup.

Day: Every Sunday

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Saunders St, Edinburgh EH3 6TQ

Nearby bus routes: 2429, 3642

Nearest ATM: I searched but couldn’t find one nearby. If you know of one, please leave a comment or contact us on Instagram.

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Whenever I make the trek over to Stockbridge Market, I am always sure to pick up some Cornish Yarg before I leave. It’s my favourite cheese and I’m yet to find anywhere else in the area which sells it. I also spotted a Frenchman selling some delicious looking imported french cheese. I regret that I didn’t buy any but I will be trying some next time I am at the market. There are loads of cakes stalls here and a pie stall selling huge freshly made scotch eggs!

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Potterrow Market

Located in the dome on the campus of the University of Edinburgh, Potterrow Market is the most compact of all the Edinburgh Markets. Here you’ll find olives, vegan cakes, paella (again!) and many more.

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Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: 5 Bristo square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

Nearby bus routes: 1, 2, 2941, 42, 47, 67, 300, X47, X55

Nearest ATM: Santander (it’s in the same building)

While there, I also spotted a used book stall. The olives are delicious- I had the stuffed garlic ones.

Leith Market

Review coming soon

Day: Every Saturday

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Commercial Street, Edinburgh EH6 6LU

Nearby bus routes: 1116, 2235, 36, 200

Nearest ATM: Sainsbury’s Local

Review coming soon

Edinburgh Greenside Omni Car Boot Sale

The last market on our list is also the most distinct one in the city. While Edinburgh has many weekly car boot sales, Edinburgh Greenside Omni Car Boot Sale is the largest one, by far.

Day: Every Sunday

Time: 9am – 1pm

Location: Omni Centre, Greenside Row, Edinburgh EH1 3AA (car park, level 3)

Nearby bus routes: 1, 4, 5, 7, 81112, 1416, 1926, 29, 3031, 34, 3744, 45, 49TRAM

Nearest ATM: Tesco Express

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At this market, there is loads of interesting bric-a-brac, car parts, antiques and a sprinkling of broken electronics. If nothing else, it’s a very interesting day out. If you happen to collect stamps, postcard or other memorabilia, no doubt this place will already be on your list of regular haunts!

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