|HADDO HOUSE||Stately Homes & Gardens|
|Tarves, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7LD|
Unusual for Aberdeenshire in that it is not a castle, Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732 and refurbished in the 1880s blendng Georgian architecture with late Victorian interiors by Wright and Mansfield. Noted for its fine furniture, paintings, objets d'art, and delightful terrace garden. A magnificent avenue of lime trees leads to Haddo Country Park with its lakes, monuments, plaques and memorabilia of the Gordon family who have lived here for over 400 years!
|KILDRUMMY CASTLE GARDENS||Stately Homes & Gardens|
|Kildrummy Castle, Kildrummy, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8RA|
The gardens were designed c1904 by Messrs Backhouse under the direction of David Peary. It is made up of several large pools and magnificent rockwork, dominated by the ruins of Kildrummy Castle. Tea room serving light refreshments.