Haddo House

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Haddo House, 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.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Garden and Grounds:
    All year, daily 9-sunset
    House (by guided tours only, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm - Pre-booking is recommended 01651 851440):
    27 Mar to 29 Jun, Fri-Mon
    30 Jun to 31 Aug, daily
    4 Sep to 26 Oct, Fri-Mon
    26 Mar to 30 Oct, daily 10.30-5.00
    31 Oct to 13 Mar, Sat-Sun 10.30-4.00
    27 Mar to 30 Oct, daily 10-5
    31 Oct to 13 Mar, Sat-Sun 10.00-4.00


    • Children Welcome Children's quiz available

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop


    • Paid Parking within easy distance Aberdeenshire Council, Pay & Display Car Park

    Public Transport Directions

    By Road

    Haddo House is approximately 20 miles north of Aberdeen, off the B999 near Tarves at the Raxton crossroads.

    By Bus
    The nearest bus stop is at Tarves (4 miles away), which can be reached by Stagecoach Bluebird service 290 / 291 from Aberdeen bus station; tel (01224) 212266.

    Transport within Scotland

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    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

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

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