Elegant and luxurious house: home to the 'Haddo Madonna' said to be by Raphael
Admire this magnificent example of a Scottish stately home in the Palladian style.
Explore the home of the Gordon family, who lived here for more than 400 years.
Discover the delightful terrace garden.
Learn about the Haddo Madonna, said to be by Raphael.
Stately and striking, Haddo House casts a huge impression from the moment you set eyes on it. Designed in 1732 by William Adam, Haddo House underwent an opulent remodelling in the 1880s. As a result, it has the clean elegance and swooping lines of the Georgian style with a luxurious Victorian interior.
Family portraits trace generations of Gordons, who played a huge part in Scottish history. George Gordon, 1st Earl of Aberdeen was Lord Chancellor of Scotland; the 4th Earl served as Prime Minister. More recently, Haddo was a maternity hospital during World War II – over 1,200 babies were born here.
The house is surrounded by a terrace garden with a lavish herbaceous border and geometric flower beds. A magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to Haddo Country Park.