National Trust for Scotland, Haddo House

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Originally designed by William Adam in 1732 and refurbished in 1880, the present house combines crisp Georgian architecture with sumptuous late Victorian interiors. Throughout the house and grounds, family portraits, monuments and memorabilia build up a fascinating history of the Gordon family over the centuries. The superb collection of paintings includes works by Pompeo Batoni, William Mosman, Sir Thomas Lawrence and James Giles. The estate includes a delightful terrace garden with geometric flowerbeds and a fountain, a lavish herbaceous border and secluded glades and knolls. A magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to adjacent Haddo Country Park with its lakes, monuments, walks and wildlife.

Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ Scotland

0844 4932179

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