Aberdeen City & Shire

Haddo House

An elegant and luxurious stately home designed by William Adam
A window in Haddo House with a stone bust on the window sill, wooden shutters and rouched curtains.
  • 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.

  • Don’t miss the annual Haddo Arts Festival in autumn – a celebration of music, literature and art.

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Today's Opening Hours

11.00, 13.00 & 15.00
Courtyard café
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One adult family
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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.