Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Stately and striking, Haddo House combines elegant Georgian style with luxurious Victorian interiors. Step inside and listen to the stories of the Gordon family while admiring the exquisite furniture and paintings. Then head outside to discover the delightful terrace garden, with its lavish herbaceous border and geometric flower beds.
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Designed in 1732 by William Adam, the unique Haddo House has the clean elegance and swooping lines of the Georgian style with a luxurious Victorian interior. There’s something to see every step of the way, as the house is packed full of period furniture, furnishings and family memorabilia – remember to look up at the ceilings too. Don’t miss the Queen’s Bedroom, where Queen Victoria stayed in 1857.
Family portraits trace generations of Gordons, who played a huge part in Scottish history. George Gordon, 1st Earl of Aberdeen was Lord Chancellor of Scotland; the 4th Earl served as Prime Minister. More recently, Haddo was a maternity hospital during World War II – over 1,200 babies were born here.
No visit is complete without seeing the delightful formal gardens – with a lavish herbaceous border and geometric flower beds – and the sweeping estate. There are bird hides, woodland walks, a play park, a wildflower meadow and plenty of great picnic spots. A magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to Haddo Country Park.
Children will enjoy the quiz sheet, which helps them to identify and learn about various treasures throughout the house. Visit the Old Stables to find our shop, which sells an excellent range of gifts, or call into our tearoom to sample some delicious home baking – sweet treats change daily!