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“Royal clan”
Review of Scone Palace

Scone Palace
Ranked #4 of 67 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, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Information and location good with lots of events in grounds of the castle throughtout the year.The castle itself has lots of intersting history facts.

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"beautiful grounds"
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"room guides"
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"round the grounds"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

Seeing the spot where the Kings of Scotland were crowned. Touring the palace and lots of lovely walks to explore in the extensive grounds. Restaurant very good as was the shop

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Reviewed 4 December 2011

What a marvellous place!!
The tour guides were really informative and did not mind the numerous questions which I asked!
Lovely little tea room and two brilliant shops - loved the shop underneath which sells the best Scotch Bonnet sauce ever!!
Brilliant place!!! - A must do!!
Have not described the palace too much as it is to be discovered - magical!!

Thank kerri_jo2003
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

I went to scone Palace with around 65 italian students from a language school. We were given a very warm welcome by the fantastic staff, who really looked after us, and made our trip special. Often when there is such a large group, who don't understand everthing, people are not very accomodating, but the staff at the Palace really took the time to explain everything to us slowly and took the time to answer our questions. All the guides were very knowledgeable and very polite and friendly to our students. thank you all very much for a great experience!

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Reviewed 2 November 2011

Lots to see here - worth a visit and the grounds are lovely for a walk on a nice day

Thank Ellie-O O
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