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Scone Palace

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Address: Perth, Scotland
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Description: Scone Palace is a 5 star [ Visit Scotland Grading ] Historic House. It...
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.
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Fun for little people and yummy scones for the grown ups!

We visited here with our 2 and 4 year old. All the staff we encountered were very friendly, partiicularly the gentleman on the ticket booth who stepped out to explain what was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We visited here with our 2 and 4 year old. All the staff we encountered were very friendly, partiicularly the gentleman on the ticket booth who stepped out to explain what was depicted in all the postcards as we were choosing some and told us more about the griunds. The lady on box office was also very helpful, showing us... More 

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Scone has a very special place in Scottish history and that is evident the ancient graveyard, burial place of King Robert II. The Palace is still partially a family home while the rest portrays a way of life that is long gone, huge, ornate rooms with fantastic furnishings and a great family story to tell. The Old Kitchen restaurant was... More 

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Kaslo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

the castle is stunning and the displays outstanding but there is so much history one can scarcely retain half!

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Kamloops, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had a great day at Scone Palace! This is a beautiful Palace; it was where early Scottish Kings were crowned. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had tea/coffee and a Scone and it was delicious We were given a guided tour of the Palace which has a very grand interior and interesting history. The grounds were lovely and... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A warm welcome, as soon as you buy the ticket, sets the tone for the whole experience. When I was told it was a self-paced visit with no guided tours, but there's guides in each room in the palace, available to answer any questions, I thought this really wasn't going to work for me, but rather than me having to... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited here as part of a coach holiday to Perthshire. I was totally unaware that it was where early Scottish Kings were crowned. We were given a guided tour of the Palace which has a very grand interior as you would expect of a Palace. The Long Gallery is popular with brides who get married here as it is... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Used Groupon voucher almost half entry price and on arrival received 10% voucher for coffee shop. Sun was shining and couldn't have had a better day. Wasn't busy enough for restaurant to be open but what was available in coffee shop was more than sufficient. Staff helpful and not overbearing. Plenty space for kids ( and adults ) to run... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had a lovely Day at Scone Palace!Beautiful Palace and Staff all Very Helpful and Informative to tell you of the history of the palce.Yes We did Have A Scone At Scone Palace was Delicious 😊👍

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had a fantastic time visiting Scone Palace, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and more than happy to give a lot of detail on the rooms and the history of the palace. All the staff were wonderful and the castle and grounds were beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited with my two friends. Got Groupon vouchers which gave discount on entry. Loved wandering round the Palace, enjoyed coffee in the coffee shop and a browse in the shop plus a wander around the grounds. All in all an enjoyable time.

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