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Scone Palace

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Address: | Perthshire, Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
Phone Number: 441738552300
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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Scone Palace is worth the visit inside and out

You can pay for either just the grounds or grounds plus inside the palace. I decided to do both, due to the history of this Palace. I very much enjoyed touring the many rooms open... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Carolyn S
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can pay for either just the grounds or grounds plus inside the palace. I decided to do both, due to the history of this Palace. I very much enjoyed touring the many rooms open inside with each having very helpful guides. Lovely little gift shop and cafe at the end of the tour as well. Apparently there had been... More 

Thank Carolyn S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This palace made for an excellent 2 - 3 hour visit while on our trip through Scotland between Edinburgh and Inverness. The palace is in marvelously well-preserved shape given its long and illustrious history. There are a variety of tours you can take besides the house, as the grounds are quite extensive, including a cemetery, gardens, maze, children's area, and... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Finally visited Scone Palace last Friday and was incredibly impressed with one of the guides - Dale - who had a wealth of fascinating information about the palace, and really conveyed his infectious enthusiasm for his subject, Often I don't always feel like engaging with the guides but prefer to go round at my own pace, but guides like Dale... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

our visit to scone palace wasn't planned but a last minute decision while passing on a trip to Perth .... nether the less it was a worthwhile stop .... the staff were friendly and the grounds pleasant to walk around ..... and our brief history lesson of the stone of Scone was enlightening

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When travelling from Perth to Edinburgh, my wife and I stopped at Scone Palace for a visit. The first thing we learnt was how to pronounce it ("Scoon") which is always good to know. The grounds are spectacular and worth visit in thenselves. The Palace itself taught me much about the history of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely interiors with amazing history, nice souvenirs shop and fascinating maze! Tickets probably a bit too expensive...

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dundee scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From city centre we took a 58 (think number 3 goes that way to). Was about ten minutes we not on the bus long. Bus stops directly outside main gates and another further up road outside another entrance. If you get off at the main gate need to walk 15 minutes or so up the driveway. Is a stop little... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a wish list of stately homes I want to visit and theres only a few left to cross off and this month Scone was one of them. Its a beautiful place steeped in History. Its such a comfortable ancestral home to visit because it is still a family home and you get that homely feeling. There are recent... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out, beautiful grounds. Palace is stunning and the restaurant Delicious. Great for families and can take dogs in the grounds, the maze is great fun.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a very rainy day. We had been before and had seen the wonderful grounds and play-park but could not access the Palace as there was a wedding taking place. The door opened as if by magic by a very welcoming tour guide. He explained the format on how we could make the most of our visit. There... More 


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