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Scone Palace

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Address: | Perthshire, Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
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+44 1738 552300
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

Scone Palace - a 5 star historic house visitor attraction Visit Scone...

Scone Palace - a 5 star historic house visitor attraction Visit Scone palace, a must see iconic Scottish location, where a warm welcome awaits you. Immerse yourself in Scotland's history as you experience the crowning place of Scottish kings. Stand on the Moot Hill, where the Kings of Scots were inaugurated, and later crowned on the famous Stone of Scone. Enjoy the Palace and its rare and beautiful collections including French furniture gifted by Marie Antoinette and bed-hangings worked on by Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore the glorious Grounds and Gardens including the David Douglas Pavilion, Pinetum and Murray Star Maze. Stop off at the Old Servants' Hall Coffee shop and enjoy one of our delicious home baking including a Scone at Scone! Visit our Gift and Food Shops where you will find an abundance of quality Scottish gifts and homemade preserves. Visiting May to October, look out for our 'Dido Belle- Her Story Exhibition'. There are few painting which attract as much interest and admiration as that of the portrait of Lady Elizabeth Murray and Dido Elizabeth Belle, by Johann Zoffany, which hangs in the Ambassadors Room at Scone Palace. Their lives, and in particular Dido's, is brought to life by the film 'Belle' our exhibition will tell the story of her extraordinary life. Weddings, Meetings and Special Occasions Whether you're planning a celebration with family and friends, corporate hospitality or a product launch , Scone Palace combines a unique heritage and stunning location with the services of a dedicated team of professionals focused on ensuring your event is a glittering success from start to finish.

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Go see the snow drops now

We visited last weekend on a rather cold and damp day. The grounds were a bit wet underfoot and slippery so walk around the grounds with wellington boots. The main palace is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
James G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited last weekend on a rather cold and damp day. The grounds were a bit wet underfoot and slippery so walk around the grounds with wellington boots. The main palace is closed at the moment but a walk around the grounds is popular. The snow drops were not that advanced for us but will be good until the end... More 

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Margo B, Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this review

We're delighted to hear your enjoyed your visit to see our Snowdrops. You should come back and see us again when the Palace is open between 1st April and 31st October when you can purchase a Palace and Grounds admission ticket and upgrade it to a Palace and Grounds season ticket FREE of charge! That way you can enjoy unlimited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed exploring the gardens. It was so tranquil when we were there. The Palace was nice to look through as well. I really wanted to see the portrait of Dido Belle. It was nice to see it in real life. And of course we had to have scones at Scone Palace and they were delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now, my boyfriend isn't one to go sightseeing; especially to a castle. However we both spent hours wondering around the castle and the grounds exploring. There was so much to see and do! Inside the castle was a great learning experience and was fun to see all the amazing historical items all collected. The grounds had a fun maze, to... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited scone Palace in the summer if 2016 with some Autistic adults and enjoyed every minute Scone Palace is the crowning place of Scottish kings and queens, the house itself is beautiful and well worth a visit with its grand stately rooms each having its own story explained by staff present or for you to read on boards there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beautiful garden, magnificent, mysterious, gorgeous, with blossom different flowers, fountains, labyrinths.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It is always great to find any good excuse to step into one of the Great Houses of Scotland, so when we obtained four entry tickets for the antique fair that drizzly Saturday, our friends and ourselves drove into the grounds of Scone Palace as though we belonged there. It is a quite wonderful pile on the country outskirts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Scone Palace is a fascinating place. We first visited in the off-season when the Palace was closed but enjoyed the expensive gardens. So when a friend was staying last summer we took the opportunity to go back. So glad we did. The rooms and contents just amazing and it became an enjoyable history tour. For anyone with an interest in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Smashing day out . Lots to see and. Eating place was fantastic . Gardens are spectacular with lots of great space for kids to run about . Rey historic and easily explained .. would recommend it to all x😎

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Decent enough for a walk in summer good if you get groupon for it. Gardens are well kept and the staff were friendly enough

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the palace and then the gardens. Cafe serves lovely food. We will definitely return soon.

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