The scene of a fire showing damage done to the Gift Box shop at the corner of Nicolson Square and Nicolson Street Edinburgh, June 1992.
The scene of a fire showing damage done to the Gift Box shop at the corner of Nicolson Square and Nicolson Street Edinburgh, June 1992.

18 incredible Edinburgh buildings we can't believe were demolished

Edinburgh is widely regarded to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world – and regularly tops lists of the best places to live.

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Scotland’s picture-postcard capital is recognised for its incredible architecture, from the history-steeped Old Town to the classical Georgian New Town.

Be that as it may, many incredible buildings have been demolished in the city down the years – and when they’re gone they’re gone.

We’ve trawled through our photo archives to find 18 examples of Edinburgh buildings we wish would have survived.

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