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Address: | Perthshire, Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
Phone Number: +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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nice place to stretch the legs

Took the opportunity to pop into the palace as the grounds are free at this time of year. Nice walks. You get to see the palace, chapel etc. They have around 10 peacocks one of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took the opportunity to pop into the palace as the grounds are free at this time of year. Nice walks. You get to see the palace, chapel etc. They have around 10 peacocks one of which is totally white. They are so tame they come right up to be fed. The coffee shop and lovely shop are open which has... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very informative and friendly staff, very knowledgeable, extensive, interesting facts about the palace. The gardens well laid out and a joy to wander around.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Scone Castle. It was a bit challenging to get there without my own transportation, but well worth the effort. The long walk through countryside was pleasant, and I was greeted with highland cows and peacocks when I finally arrived. The castle itself is amazing: it was like taking a walk through history. The grounds... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place, very grand entrance, beautifully kept grounds and the buildings and surroundings are stunning. Peacocks roam freely, the tea shop is good and it is a lovely place to spend half a day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walking tour highlighted the various inhabitants of the castle as well as the purpose of each of the rooms. The rooms are very well preserved and colorful. The tour lasted about 2 hours and was well worth the time to see it's beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in gorgeous grounds, Scone Palace is a dream for historians. Yet it isn't all formal and serious. It's also an ideal day out for families. Take children there on a sunny day and let them wear themselves out in the grounds, in the maze and on the adventure trail. Meanwhile inside you can learn all about the ancient history... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I together with my brother, his wife and kids stayed at the castle. We enjoyed it immensely. The kids had fun walking the grounds, seeing the animals and most of all playing in the maze. It was so peaceful we decided to stay on the grounds instead of doing a day trip. The rooms were beautiful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several reasons to visit Scone Palace. The palace itself is superb, with beautifully furnished and decorated apartments groaning with wonderful antiques, including the painting alluded to in the fine film "Belle". There is an excellent film about the history of the palace (though the very able presenter's kilt is astonishingly long!). The extensive and beautiful grounds equal the... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit and full of Scottish history. Scone Palace is the crowning place of Scottish Kings and Queens including the likes of Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, and Charles II among others. The famous Stone of Scone or Stone of Destiny was there where they were all crowned. It is now kept with the Honours of Scotland (Scottish Crown... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The woodlands are beautiful and we had a lovely walk. The maze is well worth a visit too. We visited off-season on a Sunday and entry to the grounds was free, so it was great value! We didn't see inside the palace nor the antiques fair which was there.

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