Edinburgh Markets: Car Boot Sale, Sunday, Flea, Ingliston, Street & Farmers 2018
Written by Emma Poulton Parley Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:29
Perhaps one of the greatest features of a holiday apartment is freedom in the kitchen, allowing a bit of break from pricey meals out every night. Edinburgh has a fantastic range of farmers’ and food markets every weekend in 2017, giving you access to some delicious local produce to have your wicked way with. Any bargain hunters in your group will be equally as pleased with the second hand car boot sales and flea markets on offer. I’ve put together a guide to Edinburgh’s top five regular markets.
Every Sunday 9am – 1pm
This Edinburgh car boot sale is, quite frankly, humungous. Spread over two levels, and filled with every conceivable bit, bob and thingamajigger, you could easily lose a Sunday in here. No, really, it’s huge! Situated right in the city centre at Q-Park multi-storey at Greenside Place, you won’t have half as much trouble finding your way in as you will finding your way out. The stallholders offer a diverse range of potential treasures, from kids toys and clothes, to vintage photographs. Certainly a car boot sale for the ages!
Saturday & Sunday 8.15am - 4.30pm
February 24-25, May 12-13, September 1-2 & November 24-25
The Ingliston Fair, held in the Lowland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre near Edinburgh Airport is one of Scotland’s most important and largest events for Antiques, Vintage and Collectables. Over 200 dealers attend the indoor event which includes a wide range of arts, crafts, retro and various other very unique items.
Saturdays from 9am to 4pm
The St Mary’s Market is a fantastic one-stop shop for delicious local treats and worldwide cuisine alike. Wednesday – Friday is a fairly low-key affair with one or two stalls open ensuring you get your five a day. Saturday, however, is packed full of currywurst, fresh fish, macaroons and much more. The central location is a real bonus, as this market is super easy to find at the foot of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, right on Picardy Place.
Every Saturday 9am - 2 pm
Castle Terrace is no ordinary farmers’ market. Firstly, it’s award winning, and then there’s the view… set adjacent to Edinburgh Castle, there’s no points for guessing where this market gets its name. The produce on offer is almost all produced by the very hands that sell it to you, and if you’re lucky you might catch one of the monthly cooking demos in 2017. As well as hearty homegrown classics, you can pick up more unusual delicacies, such as water buffalo, lobster and organic liqueurs.
Varying dates, last Saturday of every month throughout 2017
If Edinburgh is lacking one thing, it’s a decent variety of flea markets. However, on the last Saturday of every month, locals flock in their hundreds for the hottest (free) ticket in town, the Edinburgh Flea Market. Located just off of Leith Walk in an old military hall, the market is packed full of vintage, retro and bespoke wares. Rummage to your hearts content amongst clothes, accessories and home goods, before sitting down with a well deserved coffee and cake.
Every Sunday 10am – 5pm
Thursdays noon – 7:30pm June - August only
This is a lively little event held every Sunday at the junction of Hamilton Place and Deanhaugh Street/Kerr Street, in Stockbridge. It attracts Edinburgh residents from far and wide, and offers a great variety of tasty street-eats, fresh produce, and handcrafted knick-knacks. Variety is key at this market, and you can pick up anything from black pudding scotch eggs, to gourmet dog treats. All senses are catered for, as you can also enjoy live music courtesy of local artists.
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