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Scone Palace

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Address: | Perthshire, Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
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+44 1738 552300
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Scone Palace - a 5 star historic house visitor attraction Visit Scone...

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 painting 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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The Home of Scottish Kings

It is always great to find any good excuse to step into one of the Great Houses of Scotland, so when we obtained four entry tickets for the antique fair that drizzly Saturday, our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is always great to find any good excuse to step into one of the Great Houses of Scotland, so when we obtained four entry tickets for the antique fair that drizzly Saturday, our friends and ourselves drove into the grounds of Scone Palace as though we belonged there. It is a quite wonderful pile on the country outskirts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scone Palace is a fascinating place. We first visited in the off-season when the Palace was closed but enjoyed the expensive gardens. So when a friend was staying last summer we took the opportunity to go back. So glad we did. The rooms and contents just amazing and it became an enjoyable history tour. For anyone with an interest in... More 

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tenerife spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smashing day out . Lots to see and. Eating place was fantastic . Gardens are spectacular with lots of great space for kids to run about . Rey historic and easily explained .. would recommend it to all x😎

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent enough for a walk in summer good if you get groupon for it. Gardens are well kept and the staff were friendly enough

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the palace and then the gardens. Cafe serves lovely food. We will definitely return soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scone Palace is a very popular place for tourists when they travel around Scotland. I think this is right. This is for reasons related to the history of Scotland. The palace itself is not very old. I think the most valuable is a small chapel in which was crowned Robert the Bruce - King of Scotland. Scottish people respect his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We lucked out with the weather when we went to Scone Palace, it was really sunny and warm. The grounds wouldn't be so enticing with rain battering down. The Palace itself is full of information and the guides are more than happy to fill in any blanks. There is lots to do here, going around the Palace takes time and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Privately owned, and still a private residence, only certain rooms are open to visitors but still enough to satisfy. Disappointingly, photography is not allowed inside the palace. Historically important as the crowning place of the Kings of Scotland and the former home of the Stone of Destiny.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Booked a bus trip to scone palace for a Xmas Carol night out . Was not disappointed from the welcome we got from our very friendly guide who was so informative and proud to show off the palace. We were treated to a lovely meal set in the grand hall( two bus loads of us oldies), after it was into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Great accommodation and great hosts.well worth the money. Lovely breakfast to start the day made to feel very welcome.

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