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Haddo House

An elegant and luxurious stately home designed by William Adam

Things to do

Guided Tours

Haddo House is open to all visitors through guided tours – the tour lasts approximately 75 minutes. 

  • 1 April–30 June – Monday–Friday: 12 noon and 2pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm
  • 1 July–3 November – Monday–Friday: 12 noon and 2pm (additional tours may be available between these times); Saturday and Sunday: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm (additional tours may be available between 12–3pm)
  • 4 November–22 December – Friday and Monday: 12 noon and 2pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm (Tours on Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 December will not include the ante room and drawing room, due to the presence of Father Christmas. There’ll be no house tours on Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 December, due to the large-scale Christmas event taking place. All visitors are welcome to join in the fun!)

Please telephone 01651 851440 to arrange a tour time, or you may book at the shop.

As you walk through corridors lined with ceramics and curios, you’ll hear about 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.

Pre-booked groups are very welcome.

Children’s Activities

Children will enjoy the quiz sheet, which helps them to identify and learn about various treasures throughout the house.

School Visits

We welcome school visits at Haddo House. For more information, please see our Learning pages

Nature Spotting

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.

Look out for the climate change-inspired Terrace Garden.

Hire a venue

Within easy reach of Aberdeen, Haddo House was built for entertaining, regularly playing host to royalty and dignitaries across the centuries. Today, it’s an ideal venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties – please see our venue hire pages for more information.