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Scone Palace

Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
+44 1738 552300
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Definitely Not as Advertised

The palace is advertised as the "place where Scotland's kings were crowned," and maybe that's true... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sojourner6
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Dallas, Texas
Too commercial

This place was jam packed with people so hard to have a relaxing day. The stone there appears to be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kmpdrtt2018
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Scone Palace - a 5 star historic house visitor attraction. Visit Scone Palace, a must-see iconic Scottish location, where a warm welcome awaits you. Immerse yourself in Scotland's history as you experience the crowning place of Scottish kings. Stand on the Moot Hill, where the Kings of Scots were inaugurated, and later crowned on the famous Stone of Scone. Enjoy the palace and its rare and beautiful collections including French furniture gifted by Marie Antoinette and bed-hangings worked on by Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore the glorious grounds and gardens including the David Douglas Pavilion, Pinetum and Murray Star Maze. Stop off at the Old Servants' Hall Coffee shop and enjoy one of our delicious home baking including a scone at Scone! Visit our gift and food shops where you will find an abundance of quality Scottish gifts and homemade preserves. Visiting May to October, look out for our 'Dido Belle - Her Story Exhibition.' There are few paintings which attract as much interest and admiration as that of the portrait of Lady Elizabeth Murray and Dido Elizabeth Belle, by Johann Zoffany, which hangs in the Ambassadors Room at Scone Palace. Their lives, and in particular Dido's, is brought to life by the film 'Belle;' our exhibition will tell the story of her extraordinary life. Weddings, meetings and special occasions - whether you're planning a celebration with family and friends, corporate hospitality or a product launch, Scone Palace combines a unique heritage and stunning location with the services of a dedicated team of professionals focused on ensuring your event is a glittering success from start to finish.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

The palace is advertised as the "place where Scotland's kings were crowned," and maybe that's true, but the exhibits and the palace itself isn't so much a palace as a house a wealthy family has owned for a long time. If you're interested in what...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was jam packed with people so hard to have a relaxing day. The stone there appears to be a replica and lots of people sitting, standing on top of, being openly disrespectful to something that significant to Scottish heritage

Thank kmpdrtt2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the visit. There was not much to see & all in all not really worth the time spent or the entrance fee.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice to see the stone. Peacocks nice too. Palace a bit too quaint for me. Nice grounds to visit tho.

Thank GrantBuck
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a little previous knowledge oh the palace so was keen to visit. We arrived early as it opened so avoided all the coach parties. The guides in each room were able to give us information as we went through along with the informative...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came for an afternoon it was reasonably priced the gardens were lovely but a bit early to be in full colour. The palace would have been a great experience had we had a tour guide, but we were left to view it and read...More

Thank christine h
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We got the local bus out here and back but you could walk it about 2 miles we just visited the grounds and had a nice morning out.

Thank bc1945
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The grounds of this palace are fantastic. Different all year and there's peacocks. The maze is fun and your entry ticket men's you can go again and again for a year.

Thank Edd P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely stunning. Right by the parking there are highland coos. As you get closer to the palace you are greeted by a assortment of peacocks. First time I have ever seen a all white one. It was majestic. The tour is self guided but there...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As well as the excellent building, well worth a visit, I also had the opportunity to take a walk through the surrounding gardens and woodland. The presence of Great spotted Woodpecker and Jay were an indicator of the mature woodland (didn’t see any Hawfinch), while...More

Thank Graham C
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231Evelyn
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Stephen B | Property representative |
Hi there. Much of the gardens is accessible to all users and generally on the level. there are a few steps on the lawns but nothing too steep. the Palace and Coffee Shop are accessible for wheelchair users and we are able to... More
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enidnouveau
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Stephen B | Property representative |
Hi, that will not be a problem. We have some lovely areas you can have a picnic and plenty of picnic tables.
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Eleanor C
May 12, 2018|
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Hi there, dogs are very welcome so long as they are kept on leads or the peacocks may chase them!!
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