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Scone Palace

Perth, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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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.
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West Wemyss, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great place to take the kids or Granny for a day out in the summer - go to the tea room or take a picnic and eat in the stunning grounds. There is a maize which will keep you busy for 15 minutes. Snowdrops are lovely in February when the grounds are open for a Snowdrop walk. There is a... More

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Drachten, The Netherlands
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26 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were here on a Sunday in November. As the Castle is closed, I cannot talk about the inside. But the grounds are very extensive and great for walking. The trees are impressive as well as the Maze, in which you can spend quite some time ;-) The gift shop is also very nice to visit. Can recommend anyone that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As you drive past magnificent trees approaching this palace, there is a feeling that it is a special place, and the grounds alone justify it. A place where Kings were crowned.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There is nothing I can say that is negative about this wonderful palace, such as the Peacocks, the history the beautiful furnishings, the stunning scenery and garden walks The café is first class with the fantastical home made cakes A must see and leave at least 4-5 hours for a good stay

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Paris, France
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were about the only people there at the end of the day. Guides were readily available to discuss and point out lots of things. Information sheets in different languages available for foreigners. We got lost in the maze like kids and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. A suggestion is to have your scone's just before entering scone palace at the... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

great place to take all the family, I came this time with my mother, we both like to visit castles etc and learn the history..plenty of history here and all about the Mansfields! Beautiful palace with lots to see and there are guides that can tell you about anything that you might find interesting! I particularly enjoyed the corridor with... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Loved the white peackoc!! This is a really importante place in the Scottish history, must not miss it !!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Scone Palace and grounds are a lovely place to visit at any time of the year. The grounds are extensive with a wonderful collection of mature pine trees from all over the world. There is a maze constructed out of beach hedging which both children and adults enjoy. The palace itself is very interesting and the staff very friendly and... More

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plymouth uk.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Have wanted to visit for years, so glad we have finally done so. Last weekend in October had lots of activities for halloween, and it was lovely to see both children and adults dressed up. Disabled parking available, disabled lift to access main floor of rooms. Good food in cafe. Staff veery attentive and friendly. Knowledgeable and happy to answer... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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118 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The self-guided tour has good information sheets in each room, but also the room supervisors were very willing to explain some of the details and elaborate about what was not on the sheets. Nearby was a copy of the Stone of Destiny and of course sitting on it like a king, the possible real one in Edinburgh castle. Great story... More

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