17 stunning Edinburgh photos of lost buildings we can't believe are no more including Portobello Bathing Pool

Edinburgh is widely considered to be among the most beautiful cities on the entire planet – and rightly so (if you ask us).

Scotland’s picture-postcard capital city is recognised – the world over – 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 amazing buildings have been lost down the years – and when they’re gone… well, they’re gone.

Take a look through our photo gallery to find 17 examples of Edinburgh structures we really wish were still standing today.

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