Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

Haddo House

  • Off B999 Map It
  • Ellon
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Built in 1732, this elegant mansion has a light and graceful Georgian design, with curving wings on either side of a harmonious, symmetrical facade. The interior is late-Victorian ornate, filled with magnificent paintings (including works by Pompeo Batoni and Sir Thomas Lawrence) and plenty of objets d'art. Pre-Raphaelite stained-glass windows by Sir Edward Burne-Jones grace the chapel. Outside is a terrace garden with a fountain, and few yards farther is Haddo Country Park, which has walking trails leading to memorials about the Gordon family. Visits are by prebooked tour only.

Sight Information

Address:

Off B999, 8 miles northwest of Ellon, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ, Scotland

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Phone:

0844-493–2179

Website: www.nts.org.uk

Sight Details:

  • £10
  • Easter–June. and Sept.–Oct., Fri.–Mon., tours at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30; July and Aug., daily, guided tours at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30.

Published 07/22/2015

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