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.
Guided tours help you make the most of a visit to Haddo House.
The tour takes you through corridors lined with ceramics and curios as you learn the fascinating stories of the Gordon family who lived at Haddo for over 400 years.
There’s something to see every step of the way, as the house is packed full of period furniture, furnishings and family memorabilia – remember to look up at the ceilings too. Don’t miss the Queen’s Bedroom, where Queen Victoria stayed in 1857.
Children will enjoy the quiz sheet, which helps them to identify and learn about various treasures throughout the house.
No visit is complete without seeing the delightful formal gardens and sweeping estate. There are bird hides, woodland walks, a play park, a wildflower meadow and plenty of great picnic spots.
Visit the Old Stables to find our shop, which sells an excellent range of gifts.
Call into our tearoom to sample some delicious home baking – sweet treats change daily!
Haddo House may be closed occasionally for functions and it is advisable to phone before making a special visit here.
Parking (not NTS) is available in the country park.
Haddo House is open to all visitors for guided tours only – the tour of the house lasts approximately 75 minutes, beginning at the following times:
Mon-Fri: 12.00 & 14.00
Sat & Sun: 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30 & 15.30
Please telephone 01651 851440 to arrange a tour time, or you may book at the shop.
Pre-booked groups are welcome.
School visits are available by prior arrangement and can be tailored to suit your requirements. Costumes, handling objects and outdoor activities are available for some of the tours.
For more information or to request a copy of our learning pack, telephone 01651 851440.
Haddo House is fully accessible. There is a lift to the first floor.
Part of the garden, Haddo Country Park, the shop, tearoom and toilets are wheelchair-accessible.
Disabled parking is available near to the House.
Disabled visitors may enter at the front door of the House.
A wheelchair is available.
Large-print room information sheets are available.
Information sheets are available in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Haddo House is approximately 20 miles north of Aberdeen, off the B999 near Tarves at the Raxton crossroads.