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“Rewind Festival”
Review of Scone Palace

Scone Palace
Ranked #2 of 63 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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Rewind Festival”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were the there for the 80's Rewind festival which was amazing. Lovely town with very nice people.

Visited July 2012
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Lanark Scotland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Lovely place to visit worth a visit as this was only April the grounds were not at there best but still a lovely place.

Visited April 2013
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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“An historic attraction not to be missed”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We chose to drive out from St Andews via the Tay Bridge then return by completing the loop. The drive up to the Palace is very impressive and the car park is free. The history of this site is very interesting and the audio visual tells the story concisely.Inside the rooms are some interesting exhibits but the sense of importance of what happened here in the past is more impressive.Standing on the Moot Hill where the Scotish Kings were crowned , eg Macbeth,Robert the Bruce and Charles 11, was thrilling.The grounds and gardens are well kept and ideal for famillies but unfortunately it rained during our visit.We did sample the cafe and tried a scone [ I have had better!!] Overall a good day out.

Visited April 2013
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were in the area and took advantage of the April special offer of 'buy one get one free' for old folk.The staff were all very knowledgeable and helpful, but there wasn't an awful lot to see-other than ceramics. The short film was ruined for me by the ridiculously long kilt worn by the presenter!!!!!!!!!!!The tearoom was very busy and very expensive for not terribly nice soup.The grounds were ok-if you like trees. The whole place needs a bit of a shake up.

Visited April 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not what I was expecting”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

For a place which has been the crowning place of Scottish kings since time immemorial, you would think that Scone Palace would be choc-a-block with interesting information about, and artifacts from, Scottish history. Not so. There are replicas of the Stone itself, the honours of Scotland, and the coronation chair, and there is a seven-minute long film about the history of the Stone, but that's it. The rest of the building (which itself only dates from the early 19th century) acts as a rather self-obsessed monument to the modern-day owners of the Palace, the Earls of Mansfield. There's only so many china plates you can look at before wondering what, exactly, you paid to see.

The saving grace of Scone Palace are the grounds themselves, which are beautiful and well-cared for, with peacocks free to roam, and Highland cattle. So save yourself a bit of money and opt for the grounds-only ticket.

Visited April 2013
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