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Scone Palace

Perth, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Scone Palace is a 5 star [ Visit Scotland Grading ] Historic House. It was the Crowning Site of 42 Kings of Scots and Scotland, including Macbeth and... more » Owner description: Scone Palace is a 5 star [ Visit Scotland Grading ] Historic House. It was the Crowning Site of 42 Kings of Scots and Scotland, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce, who were crowned or enthroned on the Stone of Scone. Today, it is the family home of the Earls of Mansfield, and offers the visitor the opportunity to share in its unique and important history. « less
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The drive up to the Palace car park was impressive and easy to park up. The staff on the ticket office" Sandy" was great in providing the history of the Highland Cattle nearby and a brief history of the Palace. reasonable cost for the entrance and a pleasant walk up to the front door.Met by a lovely ladyin the dining... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my recent trip here. The grounds are lovely, lots for families to do! The stone of scone is well worth a see. The maze is great although we did get lost! The house was a slight let down as you could not take pictures, but it was still great! The guides were very helpful and friendly. I... More

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lockport, ny
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Time permitting you could walk for hours through the property. We did a shorter walk and really enjoyed the cemetery, trees, maze, etc. The cemetary was creepy and intriguing. Beautiful peacocks everywhere!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We had no idea of the significance of Scone Palace until we went. It's a lovely place, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The grounds are lovely, beautifully kept and provide ample opportunity for a good walk. And after that if you fancy a cuppa, the cafe serves a good selection of food, although we thought this was a little pricey... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The staff here were all great - at the ticket office, in each room and in the cafe they were helpful and friendly. Lots of things to see, rooms packed full of interest. Didn't get chance to see much of the grounds but what we saw was good.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We travelled from the south of England especially to see the Dido Belle painting which did not disappoint. We are all romantics and were captivated by the story. Scone turned out to be a lovely historical surprise. We were welcomed most warmly by staff, they could not have been nicer or more friendly and informative. Especially the wonderfully jolly and... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Being from Australia we had no idea of the significance of Scone Palace in the history of Scotland. As the site of the coronation of Scottish kings it stands out as a place to visit. The large expanse around the Palace was full of interest and things to do for both adults and children. When we finally went inside the... More

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We enjoyed our guided tour through some of the rooms of the palace. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I'm assuming each tour guide points this out but in case you go and don't hear this, ask about the original color of the walls...it will help you better visualize what it must have looked like back in the... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

very nice grounds with range of additional outdoor activities - small adventure area, maze etc. Lots of seats scattered around if you need a seat. Palace itself has a lot too see. The grounds and palace are very clean. Could be a bit pricey but we used a groupon voucher to reduce price. Cafe - good quality foods - but... More

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Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Is a beautiful visit. From the beautiful Gardens, the chapel, the palace, and the maze. Peacocks roaming the lawns, Hedge Sculptures, a replica Stone of Scone. Multiple arguments about how to say Scone. Wearing a crown on a day to Scone palace is a must, especially if it is a blow up one. The Maze. We looked at it from... More

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