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Address: | Perthshire, Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
Phone Number: 441738552300
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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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A lovely place to walk

We visited for a brief interlude. It was during the winter so the palace was not open. We had a lovely walk through pleasant grounds - mostly woodlands with varying degrees of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
301lisa33
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Coventry, United Kingdom

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited for a brief interlude. It was during the winter so the palace was not open. We had a lovely walk through pleasant grounds - mostly woodlands with varying degrees of formality. Pretty snowdrops and a fine beech hedge maze

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Halloween and they were making a big event out of the day. Loads laid on for kids and made the day feel like a real event. The palace itself is great but the grounds are the real star. If you get a nice day then you can let hours pass by wandering about the stunning grounds. Great... More 

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Thank Neil L
Mackay, Australia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this castle so much! The growns are beautiful! And there was a chillie food and wine festival there as well. most guides in the room were knowledgable however many could improve on that. Would have been better if the guides knew more about the palace.

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Thank KeelsandBen
Lowood Australia
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266 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing you notice is the palace sitting in its lush surrounds. Then when you enter, you see the most amazing collection of ivory carving....this is followed by a tour of a section of the castle, followed by morning tea in the kitchen.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Visited grounds and castle which was a very good experience. Grounds are well maintained and you an see how much work goes to keep it in such. Ever since I am re-visiting the gardens few times a year to enjoy it all shades of the seasons. Castle entry is quite expensive in my opinion but it's well presented and well... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This palace has been central to Scottish history for several centuries which is excellently displayed in the many exposes inside. The maze is a must, as well as the great scones.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Really interesting inside the palace and friendly guides in the rooms. The grounds are lovely. We were fortunate to see an historical re enactment of the crowing of Robert the Bruce so there was lots of interesting activity on that day.

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uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We went at a very bad time weather wise flooding all around so took about an hour just to cross the bridge but we did manage to get a walk in the grounds which we enjoyed and a call into the shop however due to weather the cafe was very quiet and so we didn't go in . I am... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that your trip to Scone Palace was not a more positive one. The weather has indeed been abnormally wet for the last few weeks and today is no exception. We hope you will come back another time when you can experience the best of what Scone Palace has to offer. The Grounds are open... More 

Glasgow
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We visited in December after reading that the grounds were open free to visitors at the weekend as we were looking for somewhere scenic to go a nice walk with the dog. The grounds are extensive and stunning with the mature trees, long avenues, maze, wide open areas and of course the area round the palace itself. Watch out for... More 

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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215 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Since we visited off season, the palace was not open. However, we found out about a local craft show that was being hosted there and got to see the palace that way. The rooms are beautiful and the grounds were impressive even in late fall. I would love to go back and see it in the summer and get the... More 

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