SHOPPERS have blasted a Christmas market as "overpriced" – saying there are massive queues and pancakes that cost a whopping £15.

Brits browsing the Edinburgh market have slammed the £15.00 pancakes, £8.50 chips and £7 mulled wine sold by vendors.



Some have gone so far as to dub the market in Scotland the most expensive in the UK for the rip-off nosh on offer.

And their woes don't stop there. Visitors have also complained about being forced to queue for over half an hour to enter the market.

Speaking yesterday, many punters shared their experiences of the annual market.

Chloe Hamilton, 21 said: "It's been expensive and sh**.

"It's so overpriced, we went last year and it was quite good, a lot cheaper but it's smaller and overcrowded now – it's been a waste of time really. 

"I had a drink here last night and it was £9.50 for two shots of alcohol which is pretty expensive.

"We we're going to try and do some Christmas shopping here but you could just walk into the high street and get better for a lot less."

Kate Hyatt, 20 said: "It's always been expensive, it's part of it.

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"It does feel heftier because of the general cost of living this year, you can barely afford to turn on your heating. 

"Asking us for £24 for the both of us to go ice skating feels a little bit extortionate, but it's beautiful to even go and wonder about without buying stuff."

Meanwhile, a group of students at Edinburgh University said: "We're just here to watch rather than buy stuff.

"We're students so can't really afford it, it's more wishful thinking more than anything else. 

"We’re more here for the experience really, they can charge what they like because they know that people are gonna pay for it.

"They might as well double the price at this rate, it's so bloody expensive.

"Despite these festive punters' disappointments, the Edinburgh Christmas market is a free event and runs at East Princes Street Gardens until January 3rd."

It comes after a couple slammed Edinburgh Christmas market, where they spent £14 on just two potato snacks and were "packed in like sardines".

Abbie Wilson and her boyfriend Olly were stunned by the prices after shelling out over £60 for just a few items.

Posting about the experience on TikTok, Abbie revealed that the couple had paid £14 for two 'chip sticks', round-cut fried potato on a stick, while a portion of currywurst and chips cost £8.

Meanwhile, a ride on the big wheel clocked in at a whopping £22.50 for the pair of them.

Even hot drinks were expensive, with one tea and one coffee costing the young couple $6.

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Abbie captioned the clip: "All while being packed in like sardines."


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