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
    Mobility difficulties Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    6 Apr 2015 - 28 Oct 2015

    House open
    6 April to 30 June, Friday-Monday
    1 July to 31 August, daily
    1 September to 28 october, Friday-Monday

    Guided tours at 11.30, 1.30 and 3.30. Pre-booking is recommended


    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member

    Wedding Services

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


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Disabled Parking

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