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Scone Palace

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Alive with history

We absolutely loved visiting Scone Palace. There is such a rich history to explore and we truly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BL_adventure
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Austin, Texas
November getaway visit

Great place to visit but be aware that from the beginning of November you can only see the grounds... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
lynnc185
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the so called "Christmas Fair" on 26 November 2018. Paid 7 GBP for a plastic bag, pen and note pad, wow thanks! Hardly any Christmas items apart from some cards. Everything VERY EXPENSIVE (75 GBP for a 'hot water bottle cover'!). Some lovely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry you did not enjoy the recent Christmas Fair. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the event organiser and I am sure they will consider them when planning the event for next year.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved visiting Scone Palace. There is such a rich history to explore and we truly enjoyed every second of it. I enjoyed seeing the peacocks roaming around and thoroughly enjoyed the hedge maze. We spent quite a few hours walking the grounds and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BL_adventure
StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for coming to visit and for providing such great feedback.

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great place to visit but be aware that from the beginning of November you can only see the grounds and gardens. As we were on an organised trip, we had a guided tour of the house which was both informative and humourous. Lovely decor inside...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for visiting and glad you got the weather for it!!

Reviewed November 7, 2018

We went in October weather was magic sun and more sun palace was a dream the guides wear fantastic so much history the grounds large and very well looked after only one bad point restaurant is small and when coaches come in no room to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maldonfox
StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for the fantastic feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 7, 2018

It is a big imposing building but very decorative inside with grand state rooms, a long gallery and a corridor filled with strange artefacts. Adjacent to the house is a small raised area called Moot Hill where many Kings of Scotland were crowned and where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter_and_Sheila
StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to see us.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

We visited the palace as we were in the area for a weekend family "getaway" The gardens and house are excellent with friendly & attentive staff (but not over the top) who provided a great insight to the families who lived here. Also had some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank heike0range
StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Many thanks for coming to visit us.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

We went with some friends, the house was very interesting and guides helpful and knowledgeable. A coffe and sandwich in the cafe was most satisfying.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John-Rosie-13
StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Glad you enjoyed the visit.

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Spirits of Scone having also visited in 2017. The event was much scarier this year with less focus on story and acting and more on effective scares. This year saw much more jump scares along the route and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Glad you enjoyed it - can't wait to see you again next year!

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Two times did we try. Checked web that said open just to meet a sign saying “castle closed” we spent time and money driving up there for nothing two years in row. Totally unacceptable - do NOT waste your time! Visit another castleMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CarstenBJ456
StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

HI there, not sure when you tried to visit but it would be helpful to know in case there is a problem on our web site. I have looked at our web site and all seem correct. The Palace closed on 1st November and will...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

Fantastic show! Brilliant, acting, lighting and make up. Going through the Palace maze was so so scary, held tight to my friend. Careful with young children as there are many many frights on your journey round. Wonderful entertainment , roll on next Halloween .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Louise R
StephenB5403, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Glad you enjoyed it and see you next year!!

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Venus-Iko L
July 22, 2018|
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Response from StephenB5403 | Property representative |
Hi there. Getting to Scone couldn't be easier. You can travel by car up the A90 and along the A93 Blairgowrie Road and it is really well sign posted. Train to Perth and then a local bus number 3 or 58 but it is also a nice... More
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231Evelyn
June 13, 2018|
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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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May 22, 2018|
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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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Jen N
New Jersey
More driving information! (1 Replies)
We are driving from Stirling to Invermoriston in early July and I am debating which way to go. We are thinking of visiting Scone Palace on the way (but not positive as it will be going out of our way.) The two routes we are thinking of either the A9 (via Scone Palace) to the A86 to the A82 vs skipping Scone Palace (and finding something else to see enroute) and taking the A84 to the A83. Can anyone tell me which route might be more scenic? Also if we chose the second and shorter route...More
January 19, 2012|
Response fromthegoodwitch|
You got me confused as I wouldn't go anywhere near the A83 to get to Invermoriston - but - to answer your question, you could see Scone, then take the A85 via Comrie and pick up the A82, which has IMHO the best scenery. Not sure what your priority is here as you seem to be into castles (?) but if you carry on up the A9you'd pass Blair Castle which might suit you.
Donna B
Dundee, United Kingdom
Rewind, Scone Palace. - V.I.P. area (14 Replies)
My friend and myself have been at Rewind for the past three years, this year we decided to treat ourselves to V.I.P. Passes, which cost us an extra £110 on top of our £100 weekend tickets. How disappointed we were. When we entered the V.I.P. area we asked if they had the running order and was told they didn't have one to hand out, but put a book in front of us with the running order in it and was told we could take a photo. Now when you get into the festival itself you can buy a welcome...More
August 04, 2014|
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Other than the egotistical nonsense, what was the festival like ?
Sarah K
Best way to travel around (6 Replies)
Hello, I will be flying from New York to Edinburgh mid April and the day after we arrive in Edinburgh, we'll be staying at Inverlochy castle. What is the best way to get there without a car (doesn't have to be the cheapest), or is car the best? After a night at the castle, we head up to Inverness, so again need recommendations on best way to get there. I'm looking at tours that will show us Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle if anyone also has recommendations there, or, would it be best to just...More
March 23, 2018|
Response fromkenko92|
For this itinerary a car is really the only way to go. The usual advice to is to rent from the airport as you leave Edinburgh. Be very careful which company you rent from.Check the reviews on this site.