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Scone Palace, Perth

(4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We visited last weekend on a rather cold and damp day. The grounds were a bit wet underfoot and slippery so walk around the grounds with wellington boots. The main palace is closed at the moment but a...  more »
  • We really enjoyed exploring the gardens. It was so tranquil when we were there. The Palace was nice to look through as well. I really wanted to see the portrait of Dido Belle. It was nice to see it in...  more »
  • Now, my boyfriend isn't one to go sightseeing; especially to a castle. However we both spent hours wondering around the castle and the grounds exploring. There was so much to see and do! Inside the ca...  more »
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  • Huge garden, nice place to seat and admire the sunny day. Palace outside make a really good impression. Inside a lot of photos and of course old furniture. Paintings I liked the most. Not necessary to make the inside tour if you're not a fan of this things.
  • Only went around the gardens and not in the palace itself but there was plenty to see. Cafe was nice too with a good selection. Overall the entry fee and costs in cafe were a little high but no worse than what a lot of NT sites charge if you aren't a member
  • We only went in the grounds but on a lovely sunny day it was a lovely setting. The maze was great fun and took us quite a while to find the centre. The kids loved rolling down the hills too. A well-stocked gift shop. Plenty of picnic tables as well as a restaurant/cafe.
  • This was one of our Coach tour stops this is a great place to visit there is plenty of item to view and read within the building all about old and new history. The gardens are large with many area of interest it has ancient Burial grounds or you can try the Murray star Maze but I did not have time to try it as time was short and did not want to get lost. Across the grounds from the palace is a small Chapel and Mott Hill. Or just visit gift shop to walking the garden or just sit and have a cup of Tea coffee and a scone
  • A wonderful setting and fascinating place to visit steeped in History. Still lived in as a home but with very accessible and well cared for areas with knowledgable guides. The grounds are unspoilt and very natural with centuries of history. A 'must visit' choice for any visitor to Scotland.