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Scone Palace, Perth

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The Palace itself was a good visit plenty to see and guided with a one way system, it's a little small so big groups of people are let in a certain number at a time for ease. I made the mistake of see...  read more »
  • We decided to call here on impulse on our way to Meikleour and it was a great decision. It was a late September Thursday afternoon so not too busy. Some small but decent loos near the car park before ...  read more »
  • I visited with a large group. The staff at Scone were very helpful and gave us a really interesting guided tour - Scone has a lot of history from the Stone of Destiny to their new exhibition on Elizab...  read more »
  • Great day out for young and old! Because it's the 50th anniversary of being open to the public you can get a free season ticket which means you only need to pay once and can go back for the rest of the season (31st October 2016) for free!
  • Beautiful mix of scenery and history. Make sure you look for the resident oeacocks!
  • So tranquil and peaceful. Great day out for the family
  • Lots of gardens which can easily take hours to view. Free roaming peacocks for photos. Good coffee in the canteen
  • One of the most historic places you will ever visit! The coronation site of Macbeth, Robert Bruce, Charles II - amazing! Guides are very well informed - the story of Dido Belle is amazing! Good food in the cafe and delightful food and gift shops. I'm not a big tree hugger but the Pinetum and Douglas Fir are pretty cool! There is something wonderfully relaxing about big trees!? Well worth visiting!
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