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Scone Palace

Perth, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 23 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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stratford upon avon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This palace is set in 100 acres of land and belongs to the Earl of Mansfield, It has been the house of parliaments and the crowning of Kings, it has housed the Stone of Scone and has been immortalised in Macbeth by Shakespeare.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely day out at Scone Palace and grounds with the family. The Palace itself was well presented by knowledgable guides, unfortunately my 3 year old Grandson wasn't that interested - apart from the 2 Bears in the Hallway! We had to rush round to keep him happy, but we'll come back again to see it properly. There is a... More

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florida
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271 reviews 271 reviews
97 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful Castle full of precious objects and very well presented. Although there was no audio each room had literature in many different languages to describe the room and items. There was a exhibit on Dido which was interesting because of the recent movie The grounds are beautiful and the cafe food was good

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Carlisle, Cumbria
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a lovely day at Scone Palace. Despite the rain we still managed to explore all the grounds too, by sheltering under the gorgeous trees! The palace itself is gorgeous - clean too, and all the things you want to see are clearly labeled and easily accessible. The guides really know their stuff too, and are... More

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Fabulous Palace and grounds together with peacocks. Great guides. Café with excellent food, especially scones with jam and cream. Stone of Destiny, is it the real one or not. Who knows but loved it any way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Visited with friends, what a beautiful place to visit, take your time to visit each room, read the information sheets & talk to the guides, their knowledge is amazing. When you have finished with the house, make sure you visit the different gardens within the grounds, so much to see, it was lovely to be able to stroll around at... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Visited on a sunny day with my 2 boys (15 and 13) and my dog. Really enjoyed strolling through the grounds. Playground for the kids, the peacocks so very tame and lots to see. In fact I'd like to go back as I think we missed lots! Didn't go into the palace because we had the dog but there was... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Walks in the grounds, maze, Stone of Destiny (replica). The palace itself was very interesting and the guides very informative and eager to share. Restaurant food good.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Palace is just that and actually being lived in by Lord and Lady Strathmore. The imitation Stone of Scone, where kings were crowned, is there while the real one is w/the crown jewels in Edinburgh. By chance a 60 piece drum and pipe band played for the Lady on her steps.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Found one member of staff extremely rude. We took our young twins here and a female member of staff pretty much stopped our tour of the palace. Maybe it's annoying for other people to hear a child crying, but I felt this member of staff completely overstepped the mark. Just beware if you have young toddlers.

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