Haddo House

Historic Buildings & Homes

Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ

    Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, and refurbished in the 1880s.

    Unusual for Aberdeenshire in that it is not a castle, Haddo House is proud to be the most homely of the north east of Scotland’s great houses open to the public.

    The house elegantly blends crisp Georgian architecture with sumptuous late Victorian interiors by Wright and Mansfield.

    Noted for its fine furniture, paintings and antiques, Haddo also boasts a delightful terrace garden with geometric rosebeds and fountain, commemorative trees, a lavish herbaceous border and secluded glades and knolls.

    A magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to Haddo Country Park with its lakes, monuments, walks and wildlife.

    Throughout the house and grounds, personal portraits, monuments, plaques and memorabilia build up a fascinating account of the Gordon family who have lived at Haddo continuously for over 400 years.

    Paintings include works by Pompeo Batoni, William Mosman, Sir Thomas Lawrence and James Giles.

    4 Historic House
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    29 Mar 2016 - 28 Sep 2016

    Our 2015 opening times are as follows:

    House open for tours from 29 March until 28 September on Sundays and Mondays only, tours at 11 am and 2 pm. Pre-booking is recommended.

    Shop open daily from 27 March until 30 September from 10:30 am - 5 pm.

    Tearoom open daily from 27 March until 30 September from 10:00 am - 5 pm (last orders 4:30 pm).


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site Tearoom available. Call into the period tearoom to sample some delicious home baking.
    • Shop


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking


    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area

    Wedding Services

    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony

    Transport within Scotland

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    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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