Boasting the likes of Fettes, George Heriot’s and Stewart’s Melville, the sheer number of beautiful school buildings in Edinburgh is quite staggering.
Here, we take a look at a dozen examples that show Auld Reekie has some of the finest-looking schools not just in the UK – but in the entire world.
9. George Watson's College
First established in 1741 as a hospital school, George Watson's relocated to Colinton Road in the affluent Merchiston area of the city in 1932. Its handsome edifice and extensive grounds mark it out as one of the best schools in the land. Photo: Lisa Ferguson
10. Fettes College
Founded in 1870, Fettes College is one of Scotland's best-known private schools and easily one of the most impressive architecturally. Former pupils include ex-Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair, and, on a fictional level at least, Agent 007, James Bond, who in Ian Fleming's books was sent there from Eton. Photo: Phil Wilkinson
11. Old Royal High School
Thomas Hamilton's neoclassical masterpiece was completed in 1829 on the southern face of Calton Hill and fully merits its lofty position. Although no longer a school, a campaign to prevent the vacant building from being transformed into a hotel and instead become a new national music school continues to make its voice heard. Photo: Neil Hanna
12. Bruntsfield Primary School
Hewn from attractive red sandstone, Bruntsfield is a handsome primary school dating from the 1890s. Photo: Andrew O'Brien