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Address: Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
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+44 1738 552300
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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 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.

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A lovely palace set in beautiful grounds. The staff in the rooms were all very pleasant and informative. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely palace set in beautiful grounds. The staff in the rooms were all very pleasant and informative. Well worth a visit.

Thank littlecarole53
Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for the Palace, which is lovely. But enjoyed the amazing maze the best! All the staff have great historical knowledge and are friendly too. Numerous Peacocks wander the grounds too which was lovely to see.

Thank jollygoodtime
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The most wheelchair accessible attraction of our holiday. Parked right up by the palace, everything is wheelchair accessible and pretty much on one level. Many fascinating and priceless exhibiits of art and furniture telling the story of the family and of the building back to the 9th century. Friendly, helpful and informative staff. Raining, so didn't visit gardens.

Thank nottoogrumpy
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this was a very rainy day we had a great time here . Guides very helpful , marvellous stories about the history . Coffee shop very welcoming and although after the breakfast cut off time of 11.30 they kindly made us a tasty bacon bun . Loved the tourist shop , lots of lovely local produce . The Palace... More 

Thank Denise O
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved this palace. We were lucky to visit when there were very few other people. The palace is full of history, beautifully presented and the guides knowledgeable and friendly. One particular young man made our afternoon as he offered so many insights. The cafe and shop were very good. We enjoyed salmon sandwiches in the gardens accompanied by the... More 

Thank Christine R
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely house and grounds to look around. The house is wheelchair friendly with disabled parking close to the house. A reasonable range of cakes etc in the cafe.

Thank ChrisBeeee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As historical Palaces and Castles go this has to be up there with Glamis and Blair Castle. Palace and grounds were well maintained and the guides and advisors were excellent. Full of information and their knowledge was extensive. For History buffs this is a great place!

Thank John A
Keswick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens here are lovely. There is a really well stocked pineatum, and everywhere is so well kept. We loved the maze. Once inside the Palace, the room attendants are so knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, about the artifacts.It is really interesting. Then, finish your day with a second, at scone! They were delicious.

Thank ailie46
Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens and a beautiful Palace. We were greeted by a bunch of Peacocks and Peahens wandering around the gardens surrounding the palace. Although the weather did not cooperate (rain, snow, and sleet) the gardens were still lovely. Beautiful Cherry Trees creating a covered path and some cattle make for interesting photos.

Thank Joel W
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scone is perhaps not the bonniest castle in Scotland but it sits in lovely, well cared for grounds and contains absolutely staggering collections of porcelain and ivory. There is much of historical interest both inside and outside the palace. The canteen is excellent and all staff members are friendly and helpful. As a somewhat aged Scot, I am ashamed to... More 

Thank Hamish F

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