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“Great place and friendly staff!”
Review of Scone Palace

Scone Palace
Ranked #2 of 62 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Burlington, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great place and friendly staff!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The first real tourist attraction of the trip, and worth every single pence! A lovely fall afternoon, and luckily the place wasn't crawling with people. Beautiful grounds, and despite the warning no problem with the peacocks ;) Had fun going through the maze, wandering around the property, and taking lots of photos. Tasty scones in the cafe (have to try a scone at Scone, right?), and lots to look at in the shop (and buy, if you want). Did the tour through the Palace; very good thanks to the knowledgable and friendly guides. Make sure you check it out.

Visited October 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Historically interesting and still family-owned. Lovely trees in the grounds, which are more impressive than the house itself.

Visited October 2012
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York
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Even if you're not particularly interested in Scottish history, Scone Palace is definitely worth visiting. It was very well signposted so easy to find. All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful. The grounds were nice for a stroll around with the dogs It's only the ground floor of the palace that you are allowed to see but It was very beautiful with helpful guides in each room. I thought the shop was way overpriced but then again I guess that's par for the course in most gift shops.

Visited October 2012
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A great place to visit”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Scone Palace is one of Scotland's great attractions but is not visited to the same extent as, say Striling Castle. The grounds are fantastic, you could spend all day roaming around and the play area is great. The Palace is really worth a visit. Guides are wonderful and very knowledgeable. Only problem on the day of our visit was the temperature inside the Palace and particularly in the tea room, which was freezing. Better heating is required late in the season!

Visited October 2012
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Scotland
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104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Tree's!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Amazing grounds with fantastic big trees. Really enjoyed wandering amongst the trees. The grounds are very well kept.

Visited October 2012
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