The 10 ugliest buildings in the UK, including Edinburgh's Scottish Parliament building

Edinburgh’s Scottish Parliament has been described as a “crime against architecture”.

An Edinburgh structure has been featured on a map of the 10 ugliest buildings in the UK. The new Scottish Parliament building, which opened in 2004 and cost over £400 million, was criticised by photography experts at, who made the map.

Matt Dahan from said: “Architects have understood since the dawn of construction that a building should be functional and beautiful. However, this concept has been lost in these designs; I would go as far as to say these are crimes against architecture. If I were in the area, I would not even want to look up at them.” He added: “Some are a reflection of this bad taste in a modern form - like the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.”

So, take a look at the 10 ugliest buildings in the UK.