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Scone Palace

Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
+44 1738 552300
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Earl’ home

It’s smaller than I thought when I visited. But Well managed by the current owner, tidy, fresh... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sandy5337
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Nice afternoon, but pricey

I visited Scone with my 8 year old son during the Easter school holidays. The interior was of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
FiRuss
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
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+44 1738 552300

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s smaller than I thought when I visited. But Well managed by the current owner, tidy, fresh, healthy birds, peacocks , cattles. not an easy job to maintain a large land and big house. We have Learned the history and their family story as well.

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for coming to visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited Scone with my 8 year old son during the Easter school holidays. The interior was of average interest but my son did enjoy the I Spy quiz, which kept his attention. The guides in the rooms were helpful and told us a great...More

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide some feedback and it is a shame you did not get a chance to visit the maze. We set our pricing at the beginning of the season and compare ourselves against other venues to ensure a degree of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love this Palace, the staff were brilliant, from purchasing your tickets you are greeted with a smile. To the ladies as soon as you step through the Palace doors. They were smiling, polite and very knowledgeable and helpful, taking the time out to tell...More

Thank Liz C
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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad yo hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought an Itison voucher to visit Scone Palace and used it today. We had a lovely time walking around the Palace and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. They have a sheet for children to find different things in each room, which...More

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for the great feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a day out here when the gardens were free to enter. Lovely walks. Children's play park looks great. Many peacocks to see. The maze was great fun for adults and children. Lovely coffee shop. Spent about 3 hours wandering about the gardens.

Thank JillAdventures
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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for coming to visit and for taking the time to provide some feedback.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited whilst in the area. The gardens are lovely, with different walks with routes and timings listed on the maps. Great maze and kids playground, fantastic zip wire. Nice gift shop, where we bought food for the peacocks and a cafe too. Also nice...More

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the feedback and glad you liked our new toilets!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed with friends in Scone & just had to visit Scone Palace. What a wonderful palace with lots to do & see. We learnt a lot about the Scottish kings & ancestry. To walk around the house takes about 2 hours & the guides were...More

Thank PhilMerridan
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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the feedback and glad to hear you found your way out of the maze!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a couple of times. Kids love the gardens with the park and the maze. Nice walks with the dog through the woodland areas. On both occasions I felt the cafe has been A let down. Very cramped and tight but understand it's a busy...More

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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for the feedback and I am sorry you were let down by the coffee shop. I will pass your comments on to our Head of Catering and I am sure we will be able to address any shortfall in standards.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible weather with snow and cold winds so the tour of the palace was very welcome. There are guides in each room to explain about the history with a good map to get you round the grounds. The grounds are pretty with various walks available....More

Thank David C
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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to visit on such a wintery day and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting visit this morning to the castle. The tour guides in the castle were really helpful explaining the history of each room. Got lost in the maze before heading over to the play area, which had a great zip wire. A fun day morning...More

Thank Matthew C
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Stephen B, General Manager at Scone Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and managed to find your way out of the maze!!

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carol n
17 April 2018|
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Hi there. There are 5 steps leading up into the Palace or you can access via a platform located in our Gift Shop.
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Julie G
1 February 2018|
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Hi there. The grounds will reopen on Friday 2nd February and will be open, free of charge, until Sunday 25th March. We then reopen fully to the paying public from Friday 30th March. the coffee shop and food shop will also... More
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Hello, if you call A&B Taxi's in Perth 01738 634567 they have metered taxi's which carry up to 8 passengers. You would be able to book for them to collect you from either the bus or train station. I would allow 2 - 3 hours... More
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