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Doune Castle: Ardoch Burn Crossing
by HES

Photo by Historic Environment Scotland

HES designed the Ardoch Burn Crossing in Doune Castle, Scotland.

This project is an innovative timber pedestrian bridge made from Scottish larch sourced from local Doune wood for the Ardoch Burn Crossing at Doune Castle.

The configuration for the bridge is a double arch with the main span the longest single span of a timber "glue and screw" laminated arch ever built.

This new bridge links Doune Castle's heritage assets with its natural environment and the local community.

Part of a responsible tourism strategy, this initiative was funded by VisitScotland's Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund supporting sustainable, inspiring and collaborative infrastructure projects that improve the visitor experience in rural Scotland.


This project has been longlisted in the landscape project category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: HES

Project: Doune Castle: Ardoch Burn Crossing

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