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Scone Palace

Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
+44 1738 552300
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What a piece of history!!

Scone, for me, is the best combination of a castle and a royal palace. Love the history, the... read more

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ThaneLansing
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New York
Lovely visit

I enjoyed a lovely visit. All the staff were friendly, welcoming and jolly. The Palace has enormous... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thea99
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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 paintings 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Scone, for me, is the best combination of a castle and a royal palace. Love the history, the immaculately preserved rooms, the grounds and the peacocks! The tale of the stone is Grail-like, which lends an aura to the entire place. Not to be missed.

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for coming to visit and delighted you enjoyed yourself!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed a lovely visit. All the staff were friendly, welcoming and jolly. The Palace has enormous significance with many stories to tell and yet the atmosphere is relaxed and unstuffy. Everything is very well maintained. Well done to all.

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Many thanks for the lovely feedback.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my friend from New Zealand to Scone Palace. She said it was the highlight of her trip. Well worth a visit, lots of history and a great day out.

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Thanks for coming to visit and glad your friend enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Staff very friendly and welcoming. The guides were informative with out being boring. The palace and grounds are spotlessly clean. The maze was great fun and yes we did find our way out with help from a nursery group

Thank Chrissie G
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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for the feedback and well done on finding your way out of the maze!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely grounds and Palace. Good facilities, well informed staff on hand for any questions. The peacocks roaming the grounds were fascinating to watch.

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for coming to visit and taking the time to provide your feedback.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here recently. The Palace is just a couple of miles north of Perth and has a big car park at the end of a long drive. It offers tickets for the Palace and Grounds, or just the Grounds. The interior of the palace...More

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for the detailed feedback. Sounds like you enjoyed your visit!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely visit made even better by the staff who went the extra mile to help! A big thanks to the two staff in the ticket booth and the lovely member of staff who helped get us home (when our taxi couldnt get through due to...More

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and we were delighted to be able to assist you.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after overnight stay in Perth with Mum & Dad, lovely end to Great weekend, staff all very knowledgeable & very friendly, enjoyed long chat with Margarite she was fantastic with her personal humorous stories. We all enjoyed a coffee & scone with jam &...More

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for coming to visit and we loo forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here you can see and feel the history of Scotland. Excellent collections, an easy to follow film about the history, friendly staff, good cafe ( whete you can have scones...).

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the feedback and delighted you enjoyed the scones!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned this as our first stop. Beautiful castle. Beautiful history. Amazing grounds and wonderful peacocks. Great place to visit.

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231Evelyn
13 June 2018|
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Hi there. Much of the gardens is accessible to all users and generally on the level. there are a few steps on the lawns but nothing too steep. the Palace and Coffee Shop are accessible for wheelchair users and we are able to... More
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22 May 2018|
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Hi, that will not be a problem. We have some lovely areas you can have a picnic and plenty of picnic tables.
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Hi there, dogs are very welcome so long as they are kept on leads or the peacocks may chase them!!
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