17 photos of iconic Edinburgh buildings once treasured but now lost to the history books

Edinburgh is widely considered to be among the most beautiful cities in the world – and won’t you get any argument from us on that score.

Scotland’s stunning capital is recognised globally for the breathtaking architecture of both the historic Old Town and the classical Georgian New Town. Both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Be that as it may, many incredible buildings have been lost down the decades – and when they’re gone they’re gone.

Have a scroll through our photo gallery to find 17 examples of lost Edinburgh buildings we wish were still standing today.