Haddo House

10% off Admission

Haddo House - National Trust for Scotland


Designed in 1732 by William Adam, the house underwent an opulent remodelling in the 1880s. As a result, it has the clean elegance and swooping lines of the Georgian style with a luxurious Victorian interior. Family portraits trace generations of Gordons, who played a huge part in Scottish history. Haddo was a maternity hospital during World War II, with over 1,200 babies being born here.

An elegant and luxurious stately home designed by William Adam.

Discover this magnificent example of a Scottish stately home in the Palladian style, which casts a huge impression from the moment you set eyes on it.

Take a tour around the home of the story-rich Gordon family, who lived here for more than 400 years.

Stroll through the delightful terrace garden, with it’s lavish herbaceous border and geometric flower beds and view of the magnificent avenue of lime trees, known as the Scot’s Mile which leads to Haddo Country Park.

Admire the extensive art collection, including 85 paintings of Aberdeenshire Castles by acclaimed Victorian artist James Giles.

Normal Price

Haddo House
  • ADULT £14.50
  • CONCESSION £11.00
  • FAMILY £33.00
  • YOUNG SCOT £1.00

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


Access to the house is available through guided tours. Seasonal variations: please check with house.

Current period 1 Nov–20 Dec, Fri–Mon, 11.00–15.00 (last admission at 14.00)

21 Dec–3 Feb 2022, closed

4 Feb–28 Feb, Fri–Mon, 11.00–15.00 (last admission at 14.00)



Current period 1 Nov–20 Dec, Fri–Mon, 10.00–15.00

21 Dec–3 Feb 2022, closed

4 Feb–28 Feb, Fri–Mon, 10.00–15.00


 1 Jan–31 Mar 2022, daily, dawn–dusk



Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

10% off Admission

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other NTS offer.

What you need to know:

Disabled parking is available close to the house and part of the garden, Haddo Country Park, the shop, tearoom and toilets are wheelchair accessible, and a wheelchair is available to borrow.

Haddo House is fully accessible, with a lift to the first floor.

Call into our tearoom to sample some delicious home baking and lunches.

The Old Stables shop sells an excellent range of gifts.

Haddo House hosts a vibrant programme of events in order to offer something exciting for everyone. Occasionally this means that the Castle is not accessible to visitors, or there may be extra charges, so please check in advance to avoid disappointment.

All visits to Haddo House are led by our experienced guides, on one of our informative guided tours. Please phone or check the website for details of tour timings.

Please note you cannot use The Northern Highlights Pass in conjunction with any other offer.

Set in the stunning countryside of Royal Deeside, Belwade Farm is the Aberdeenshire home of World Horse Welfare. Belwade is a great place to discover the charity’s work first hand and spend a day with the family.

Belwade Farm is home to around 65 horses in need at any one time. Here they can undergo rehabilitation before finding loving new homes through World Horse Welfare’s rehoming scheme. Why not come and meet them and find out more about the work World Horse Welfare do to help the horses of today and tomorrow?

World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne AB34 5BJ

Opening Hours
The Bistro & Visitor Centre are open all year Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.

Northern Highlights Pass Offer:

15% Off Horse Charity Tour with Scottish Afternoon Tea presented by World Horse Welfare

New for 2020!

Be welcomed along to Belwade Farm the Scottish home to World Horse Welfare.

You will be introduced the charity within our conference room before heading round all local areas of the farm; some of which are not accessible to the general public!

Your dedicated tour guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you throughout the experience.

The tour will last approximately an hour and a half, you will then visit Belwade Bistro for a delicious Scottish themed afternoon tea, where you will have the opportunity to chat through the experience with other attendees and ask any further questions that you may have.

Your tour guide will cover history, our international work, our campaigns, our work right here in the UK, the role of Belwade Farm, meeting the horses and much more.

Please attend wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions on the day.

For further information please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email [email protected]

Maximum booking of 20 online.  However larger groups can be accommodated by telephone booking 013398 85398.

Full Price will be £19.50 per adult, £12.50 per child (12years and under), product not suitable for children 3years and under.

Product will be available to the general public at full price.

Belwade Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour in the event of severe weather conditions or other instance that may cause safety issues.

Participants are responsible for being at the facility before the start time.  We are unable to wait for late attendees so you would need to join in at whatever stage the tour was at when you arrived.

Belwade Farm accepts bookings online.  For groups larger than 20 or for groups that have any special requirements we ask you do your booking by telephone.  

Bookings are confirmed by email at time of booking and payment.

Ticket purchases become non refundable from 14 days before date booked.  If you choose to cancel before the 14th day you will be refunded minus our administration fee.  Cancellations should be made in writing by email or letter by the person who made the booking.

Belwade Farm will provide a safety brief to all attendees before visiting the farm.  Participants must comply with safety instruction provided.

"Had a really enjoyable visit today. Haddo is an impressive house in a lovely location. The guide gave us a lot of interesting facts and stories about the house and the Gordon family. The house is full of paintings, antiques and other items. Parts of the house can be used by the public for weddings or other functions. Would definitely recommend Haddo house, the gardens and the park for a visit"

Alister1960, TripAdvisor Review

Covid - 19 Update


Please read the NTS Guide on what to expect before you visit.