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Scone Palace

Perth, Scotland
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Ranked #4 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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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Scone Palace which was fantastic. The House itself is kept in amazing condition and it was lovely to see the original wooden flooring of the previous Castle in the long gallery. It was very well kept outside and we enjoyed walking around the gardens etc. There was a very nice shop and café and the food we... More

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Belford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Whenever Scone is mentioned your first thought is of the Stone, and the Kings and Queens crowned over it or at the site. Yes, there is a copy of the Stone here, but the Palace itself is a standard British stately home with lots of furniture, family pictures and crockery from the 17th to 19th centuries, no better and no... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing place to go and see. Highly suggest going and visiting this wonderful place. Full of history, so much to see. The grounds are amazing, as well as the maze. Brilliant place. As for balmoral castle - do not go there. Could spend hours and hours in scone, easy to get lost but in a great way. Superb

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Vienna, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We missed visiting Scone Palace on our first trip... it was well worth working it into our second trip to Scotland. Everything was well organized, from Parking to the tour. Lots of informative signage that finally cemented my understanding of the various kings of Scotland. Enjoyed watching the little ones feeding the peacocks with squeals of joy.

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Worthing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Took our first visit here. Very impressive grounds. Very tranquil if you can find a spot away from coaches of school kids. The palace itself very impressive. Good information provided and the guide we asked some things of was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Only low spot were some of the prices for tea and scones. But that's about par for... More

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Hyssna, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

beautifully presented with friendly well informed guides and beautiful grounds. Something for everyone and very close to Perth

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West Yorkshire
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9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoyed our visit very much, the weather was kind, warm and sunny. It was interesting in the rooms, guides there to help and explain what was on view. It was ok for the wheelchair too. After looking in all the rooms we made our way to the gift shop, here there are steps but they have a lift to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The grounds are breathtaking and offer a range of activities for the kids. resently on view in the state rooms of Scone Palace are fine collections of furniture, ceramics, ivories, and clocks. Some of the prized contents of Scone Palace are Rococo chairs by Pierre Bara, and Dresden and Sèvres porcelains. The gardens and grounds are also open to the... More

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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The grounds are amazing and well manicured. There are free-roaming peacocks who do not mind showing off and will come right to you if you offer them the seeds provided in the gift shop. The guides posted throughout this stunning palace are knowledgeable, kind and helpful. The palace itself is well maintained and full of period furniture, dishes, portraits and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The staff was very helpful and took the time to explain things to you. Incredible collection of carved ivory. Sorry they killed the Elephants for it though. We also enjoyed the outside tour, but at the end the noise from the gardener impeded hearing. They need to coordinate better. Lovely visit!

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