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Scone Palace

Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
+44 1738 552300
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Perthshire delight's

Perth & Scone Palace - amazing. Could have done with a full day at Palace, so much to see. Safari... read more

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Carol W
An Awe Inspiring Gem

Stopping in Perth in our way to another destination, we decided to visit Scone Palace. There are... read more

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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: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Perth PH2 6BD, Scotland
+44 1738 552300

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Reviewed yesterday

Perth & Scone Palace - amazing. Could have done with a full day at Palace, so much to see. Safari and red deer sanctuary - wow, something I will remember for ever. Didn't have time to pan for gold regrettably. May aye return.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopping in Perth in our way to another destination, we decided to visit Scone Palace. There are not enough beautiful adjectives to describe this palace and grounds. Even though there was a light rain, we spent the day wandering the grounds. So filled with history....More

Thank Torchwood19
Reviewed yesterday

A very well kept palace for being so old. We like historic places and this is full of history. Worthwhile to visit, even if you just do the grounds.

Thank bj887
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic full off history the staff were very imformative very enjoyable afternoon had tea in a very pleasant cafe food was local sourced and tasty the grounds beautiful well kept and quite restful it was a sunny day on our visit but l would say...More

Thank lindajenk
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to come for a day out or just for a couple of hours to walk in the grounds. It is a lovely building accessed by steps to front door; there is I understand assisted access via the Gift Shop and...More

Thank Tauri C
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your detailed review and for the kind comments about our staff. Our website does indeed include details of forthcoming events including the Spirits of Scone from 26th - 31st October. Perhaps we shall see you there!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is not really much to see inside the palace, however the exhibition hosts several real gems. Definitely worth visiting this place for its historic value. The Maze in the park is fabulous, the kids spend nearly an hour competing on who would come out...More

Thank Maria K
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for coming to visit us and I am delighted you and your family enjoyed the grounds. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Even on a rather wet day this impressive site was well worth visiting - surrounded by atmospheric woodlands that contain the chapel where Scottish Kings were crowned and an ancient mossy graveyard. The interior of the house is very impressive, full of remarkable works of...More

Thank NeilSK
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Many thanks for coming to visit Scone Palace and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. And I will be sure to pass on the comments about the cheese to our Chef!

Reviewed 6 days ago

it is a lovely place staff helpful .used out tesco tokens so made it worth it ,not very big inside but a lot of history ,and we seen the film about bess and saw the picture in side the film was about made that special...More

Thank Cheryl B
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and that you got to see our white peacock!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was kind which always helps, it was a relief that there was no guided tour but in each room there was an information sheet and a guide to answer any questions, love it when you are treated like an adult, after a very...More

Thank lilibet1953
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday morning and were greeted at the ticket hut with a smile and a chat which was good and then wondered the grounds for around an hour and a half. The grounds are very well kept and we found the signage to...More

Thank stevencarrie
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Margo B | Property representative |
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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Response from Chic1234 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can pay separately fro just the grounds. Certain weekends have free entry to the grounds so you would need to check the Scone Palace website.