The House of Gordon
Welcome to the House of Gordon
The House of Gordon is an organisation that seeks to bring together those who share an interest in one of the
most significant families in Scottish history. From the battlefields of Bannockburn, Culloden and Normandy
to the ancient castles of the family - some shattered and ruined, others still proudly hoisting Gordon colours -
Gordons will find much here of interest. Come, join us, and meet the rest of your family!
The ruined former seat of the “Spanish” Gordons of Wardhouse has recently been put up for sale.
We were saddened to hear of the death of Charles Gordon-Lennox, Duke of Richmond and Gordon, in early September at his home in Sussex.
Our chief the Marquis of Huntly welcomed the Queen on a surprise private visit to the Aboyne Highland Games.
The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen is celebrating its twenty year anniversary this year. The museum preserves and promotes the history of the Gordon Highlanders.
The old walled garden at Ellon Castle has moved another step towards opening to the public, with the local council recently agreeing to sign over adjacent land to the project.
Plans are afoot for a whisky and gin distillery to be built at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland, the beautiful seat of the Earls of Sutherland.
Haddo House is gearing up for the fifth Haddo Arts Festival, a week long celebration of music, opera, comedy, literature and art.
9,000 spectators flocked to the 149th Aboyne Highland Games this summer, held, as is traditional, on the first Saturday in August.
Castles and Houses
There are more castles in Scotland associated with the Gordons than almost any other family.
Scotland has one of the richest heraldic traditions in the world. Many branches of the House of Gordon have borne arms.
Browse the most complete family tree of the Gordon family available online.
Find Out More
- The largest Gordon family tree in existence
- An armorial containing the heraldic arms of over 100 Gordon individuals
- A comprehensive database of Gordon houses and castles
- Annual Newsletter with fascinating in-depth articles
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