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Scone Palace, Perth

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Located on top of an ancient gathering place for the Pict people, Scone Palace still attracts visitors to its Georgian Gothic facade. Every king of Scotland up to Alexander III was crowned on this site, but the palace you'll see was rebuilt much later, in the 19th century. Wander the gardens surrounding the palace, where you'll find peacocks roaming, including a handful of albino males. These magnificent birds strut among the woodlands' 250-year-old fir trees, where the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust's Scottish Game Fair is held every year. Add Scone Palace to your Perth travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Perth itinerary maker.
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  • Went with 9 and 7 year old. Grounds beautiful and calm. It was a glorious day for it too, unusual for Scotland!! Kids enjoyed the maze and wandering around. The kids loved the palace too, they enjoyed...  more »
  • I really loved visiting Scone Palace. The grounds are immaculate, the interiors well kept, the moot hill is a fascinating piece of history. Avoid the cafe (bland--icky), however they have an amazing g...  more »
  • An interesting palace of historic value. Don;t like the merchandise on offer in the shop at all. Sorry! Potfest in Scotland visits here for three days in June with marquees full of brilliant and covet...  more »
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  • If you are in the Perth area, this place is worth a visit. We had planned a very short amount of time to come see the palace, but ended up spending the entire day. The place is teaming with history, which is well presented. The gardens are immaculate and a person could easily spend an entire day taking them in. Good parking as well as helpful and friendly staff. Plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Garden is lovely, humongous rhodadendrons! Lots to see and kids activities. And came complete with a bonus pottery fair! Peacocks strutting about and a beautiful house exterior... But be warned, don't bother with the house unless you're interested in seeing current family photos at various parties and the same engagement shot on repeat, plus countless collections of china plates. A bit of a money maker for the family. And you can't take photos.
  • Awesome famly day out. Friendly knowledgeable guides & staff. Beautiful gardens.
  • Scone Palace has a wonderful gardens area which we visit frequently. Dogs are most welcome, they even supply water bowls at the cafe! We always enjoy our time there.
  • Glorious day . Lovely walk through the grounds . Into the house guides Very welcoming. Loved the casual walk through the palace . And the peacocks mating display was beautiful.