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Haddo House

An elegant and luxurious stately home designed by William Adam
Haddo House window with stone bust and rouched curtains
Overview
  • Discover this magnificent example of a Scottish stately home in the Palladian style.

  • Take a tour around the home of the story-rich Gordon family, who lived here for more than 400 years.

  • Stroll through the delightful terrace garden.

  • Admire the extensive art collection, including 85 paintings of Aberdeenshire castles by acclaimed Victorian artist James Giles.

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Today’s Opening Hours

House
11.00, 12.00, 13.00 & 14.00
Garden & Grounds
All year, daily, 9.00–dusk
Shop and admissions
10.30–16.00
Tearoom
10.30–16.00
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Entry prices

Adult
£14.50
Family
£33.00
One adult family
£27.50
Concession
£11.00
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About this place

Stately and striking, Haddo House casts a huge impression from the moment you set eyes on it. Designed in 1732 by William Adam, the 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.