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Haddo House
National Trust For Scotland

AB41 7EQ
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A visit to Haddo is sure to keep you occupied all day, there’s so much to see and do. For all its grandeur, visitors to the house often remark how homely it feels. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that the Gordon family have lived at Haddo continuously for over 400 years.

Originally designed by William Adam in 1732 and refurbished in 1880, the present house combines crisp Georgian architecture with sumptuous late Victorian interiors. Throughout the house and grounds, family portraits, sculptures and memorabilia build up a fascinating history of the Gordon family over the centuries. The superb collection of portraits includes a painting of George, Lord Haddo by Pompeo Batoni, and works by William Mosman, Sir Thomas Lawrence and the ‘Castles of Aberdeenshire’ series by James Giles.

Visit the old stables and you’ll find our shop, which sells an excellent range of gifts, then call into the period tearoom to sample some delicious home baking.

Don’t leave without visiting the delightful terrace garden with geometric rosebeds and fountain, a lavish herbaceous border and secluded glades and knolls. A magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to adjacent Haddo Country Park with its lakes, monuments, walks and wildlife.

Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available,

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