Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is the main tourist destination in Scotland and one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Situated in the Firth of Forth, on the North Sea, the city was founded in the Middle Ages and at the end of the fifteenth century it became the capital of Scotland. The city, which is dominated by the medieval castle (Edinburgh Castle), has two very beautiful historic areas, both declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO: the Old Town- in medieval-style – and the New Town – famous for its Georgian architecture of the eighteenth century.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital is home to several different Christmas markets: including the traditional Highland Village Christmas Market, an ethical Christmas Fair and the Real Scottish Christmas Fair where are sold traditional Scottish foods and beverages as well as traditional crafts and articles gift. Visitors will enjoy all the Christmas events that take place in Edinburgh, including an ice-skating rink, a Ferris wheel, exhibitions, religious songs and, of course, the famous Hogmanay celebrations, which is the New-year party that lasts for 4 days with concerts, music and events.
EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market:
Usually end of November – December
The traditional Christmas Market in Edinburgh (Edinburgh Christmas Market) is held under the Mound, along the East Princes Street Gardens – from the National Gallery to the Mound Precinct, around the Scott Monument, until you get to St Andrew Square. In St Andrew Square are the Children’s Market – with a wide range of quality toys – and the Scottish Market where you will find food and drink and Scottish traditional crafts and gift ideas.
The Christmas Market in Edinburgh shows a selection of typical German cuisine, jewelry, candles, Christmas decorations, toys and crafts. Among the drinks the mulled wine and the famous Scotch whiskey. The traditional and romantic Christmas market in the heart of Edinburgh city offers a unique shopping experience for every visitor with its fair of artisans, artists with souvenir shops and gastronomic surprises.
During the Christmas season the city is richly illuminated with Christmas festoons and has many other attractions such as the Ferris Wheel and the Winter Wonderland (a large outdoor ice skating rink).
Opening Hours: every day from 10.00 to 22.00. On the inauguration day the market opens at 17.00.
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