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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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Great place for Family

Visited here with family, £11.50 per adult, under 5's free, you can upgrade and get a season pass for free just ask at the entrance, fill in the form and you can return for free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with family, £11.50 per adult, under 5's free, you can upgrade and get a season pass for free just ask at the entrance, fill in the form and you can return for free between April and October. Lovely gardens to walk around, great area for kids to play.

Thank north12345john
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In April 2017, my siblings and I stayed four nights in the apartment at Scone Palace. We also toured the Palace and spent many hours walking the beautiful grounds. For Americans, it is just plain fun to stay at a Palace, and I believe it would have been even more fun with kids. We give this place a good recommendation.

Thank JeffreyF328
Manchester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here when I was in town for a conference. Overall, I think I spent slightly over an hour here, though you certainly can spend more if you wanted to explore every corner of the Ground area. The staff are in general very friendly here, and there are informative leaflets in the room if you fancy exploring on your... More 

Thank King L
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having lived in Scotland for 38 years, it only took until we moved abroad to visit this majestical ancient palace. We could not believe how much we had missed out on until after our short, fleeting visit. Our children were intrigued as to how much had actually happened in our small country!!! The garden's were perfectly maintained and the interiors... More 

Thank gsc1975
Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went with friends who came to Scotland with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon we spent at Scone Castle located just on the outskirts of Perth. It is important to know that this is a true palace. Although large and majestic is was not designed or built like a castle. Yes, it is made of stone and has turrets... More 

Thank BlairboyBoz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find, lovely walks, great for families, play areas and picnic areas, cafe area great for lunch plenty of choices and prompt friendly service could be quite expensive if you have a large family so would recommend packed lunch as well. Beautiful peacocks roaming the grounds, did not go inside the palace as it was such a beautiful day

Thank Jean S
England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This palace has a full on history that was well shared by the room guides. The paintings unbelievable, the peacocks very entertaining as were the highland cows with calves called Maximilian and Caden. If you are a national trust buff in the area, pay to see it.

Thank Elaine B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit, particularly when the weather is good as the parkland surrounding the palace is beautiful. The difference we felt about here as opposed to other older properties was the feeling of homeliness. It's also very well maintained, clean and warm. The guides are a credit to the palace as they have an amazing knowledge... More 

Thank Marionhas4
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my 2 teenage children. We used a voucher so got a family ticket for £15 which made it good value but wouldn't have wanted to pay full price. Also glad we brought a packed lunch as the cafe was very expensive. On the plus side the staff couldn't be faulted , there were plenty of them ,... More 

Thank Claire B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought it was a first class visit. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the treasures on display, but the high points for us were the four lady guides, who obviously enjoy their roles at Scone Palace and enlightened us with their knowledge, humour and enthusiasm. Alexander, the beautiful white peacock, obligingly put in an appearance too. Lovely well kept grounds and... More 

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