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Scone Palace

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Address: | Perthshire, Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
Phone Number: 441738552300
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Description: 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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pleasant day wandering around grounds

Spent a pleasant few hours here exploring the grounds. Took the 3rd earls walk which took in everythIng and was not taxing. Tried to find our way round the maze - not as simple as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Spent a pleasant few hours here exploring the grounds. Took the 3rd earls walk which took in everythIng and was not taxing. Tried to find our way round the maze - not as simple as it looks! Enjoyed a coffee on the lawn with the peacocks and a bowl of soup for lunch in the coffee Shop - good food... More 

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the palace and well presented within. Gardens also good but signage not great and map a bit off in areas.

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our 2nd day in Scotland took us to the Scone Palace in Perth. It has a delicious little coffee shop where we ate lunch and a gift shop full of interesting souvenirs. We gathered in the great dining room where a group of tourists stood to listen to the explanation by the guide. Then we were shepherded to the next... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a drizzly day in July and after paying at the kiosk, ventured into the Palace itself. Every member of staff was so welcoming and knowledgable, it felt like they all really enjoyed what they were doing and were so enthusiastic without being overbearing or obtrusive. You can take your own time viewing all that each room has... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Husband and I recently visited Scone Palace and had a delightful day. The guide book recommends allowing 1/2 hour to view the palace but we found it so interesting that we spent 2 1/2hours walking round the various rooms. It is a treasure trove of art work, the carved ivory while no longer PC is amazing. The guides in each... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely park for a walk and there is a maze. They also have a good coffee shop with home baking. Ideal for young families

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I thought this was a beautiful castle. The decorating inside was superior to some of the other castles we visited. It had a nice cafe in the basement past the gift shop where we got - what else? - a scone! Also, they had wonderful hot chocolate. It was a chilly and rainy day, so it was lovely. I must... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our day here, the maze was great fun, the gardens beautiful and the house interesting. We had tea and a scone in the cafe and played in the park. Really recommend.

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had been looking forward to visiting here for months and were quite disappointed with what was on offer to other similar places we've visited. The map was quite misleading as to what was on offer in the grounds. The information cards for the rooms were interesting on key elements of the decor and furniture but there wasn't much information... More 

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

Greig and Callum we are very sorry to hear that your visit to Scone Palace was so disappointing. A little confused as to why you felt the map was misleading as this has been produced to enhance our visitors experience by showing them the various highlights around the grounds and gardens and the various routes they may take. Our guiding... More 

Outside Basingstoke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Scone Palace is a former abbey, converted to a country house after the Reformation and later remodelled in the Georgian style c1805. The ground floor is very well presented with appropriate furniture and fittings, china and paintings. On the mound outside is a copy of the famous stone where kings were crowned and the chapel behind. From there. you can... More 

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