Edinburgh retro: 17 photos of much missed Edinburgh buildings, sadly demolished and now consigned to history

Edinburgh is often cited as one of the most beautiful cities on the planet – and you won’t get any argument from us on that front.

Picture-postcard Auld Reekie attracts plenty of praise for the breathtaking architecture of both the historic Old Town and the classical Georgian New Town –both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Nevertheless, many stunning buildings have been lost down the decades – and once they’re gone, well, they’re gone.

Take a look through our photo gallery for 17 examples of lost Edinburgh buildings that many locals wish were still standing today – and let us know your own thoughts in the comments section before you go.

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