Haddo Country Park Regeneration Project

Managed by:

Aberdeenshire Council


Project Description

The project relates to the strategic development of Haddo Country Park, which is owned by Aberdeenshire Council, to enable the facilities at Haddo become a major visitor destination.  Haddo is renowned as a prime example of 18th century designed landscape, while Haddo House, under ownership of National Trust for Scotland, is an A Listed building of strategic significance.   

The key elements within the project include improvements to the visitor arrival area including new access paths to the Stables complex, the installation of an interpretive centre at the Stables, new signage, and improvements to the visitor reception area.  The LEADER elements focus on items which demonstrate strong community benefit and sustainable tourism development.

The project is an element of a much larger redevelopment of Haddo Country Park.  Project works outwith the LEADER application relate in the main to parkland improvements to infrastructure including dykes, bridges, pheasantry building, statues and monuments, roadways and environmental enhancement works.


Quote from Participating Organisation

Peter Fraser, Environmental Planner (North), Aberdeenshire Council:

“The award of LEADER funding for the Haddo Country Park Regeneration Project has been a major financial boost to the process of carrying out some much needed enhancement and renovations to improve the overall attraction of this, one of the north east’s most beautiful and historically important destinations.

“The emphasis of the project is to conserve the Park and encourage all year round recreational activities. The regeneration of Haddo has a key role in enhancing recreational facilities for local communities and also has an important role to play in the local and regional economy as a premier tourist attraction. The securing of LEADER funding is a major element in making this all possible for Haddo.”


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Contact Details


Peter Fraser


01467 628395