Aberdeen City & Shire

Leith Hall, Garden & Estate

Quirky historic home filled with curios from all over the world
A view of a grand drawing room, with many red furnishings. Oil paintings hang on the patterned walls.
  • New for 2024: the recently redecorated Oval Room will reopen, featuring watercolours by Henrietta Leith-Hay.

  • Don’t miss the ‘boxing squirrels’ and a giant turtle shell from Ascension Island.

  • Wander through the beautiful garden, with its zig-zag paths, spiral-cut lawns, a moon gate and lichened steps.

  • Explore the glorious rock garden – marvel at the colourful array of plants in their new craggy homes.

  • Take a walk on any of the three waymarked trails to see a brilliant variety of wildlife.

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About this place

Leith Hall has played witness to Scottish history since 1650, with ten generations of the Leith-Hay family having lived here until just after World War II. They donated the house to the National Trust for Scotland along with all their furnishings and art, making it one of the most complete collections in our care.

Your visit to Leith Hall will be by guided tour, giving a fascinating insight into the changing aspirations, needs and tastes of the Leith-Hay family over the centuries. There is also a military exhibition, telling the story of generations of military men.

Outside, the beautiful grounds are one of the Trust’s hidden gems and contain our highest altitude garden, at 186m above sea level. From the top of the garden there are spectacular views of Aberdeenshire and the surrounding hills.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Silver