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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. Make Scone Palace a centerpiece of your Perth vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Perth trip builder tool .
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  • We absolutely loved visiting Scone Palace. There is such a rich history to explore and we truly enjoyed every second of it. I enjoyed seeing the peacocks roaming around and thoroughly enjoyed the hedg...  more »
  • Great place to visit but be aware that from the beginning of November you can only see the grounds and gardens. As we were on an organised trip, we had a guided tour of the house which was both inform...  more »
  • We went in October weather was magic sun and more sun palace was a dream the guides wear fantastic so much history the grounds large and very well looked after only one bad point restaurant is small a...  more »
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  • Nice for a walk over the winter period and into early spring. Lots of daffodils around. Good kids playpark and a large beach hedge maze too. Lots of interesting things in the shop and a decent cafe.
  • Day out with the kids using Tesco voucher. Lovely palace lots of interesting Scottish history. Nice coffee and cake had in the cafe.. worth a visit.
  • Beautiful palace with amazing surroundings close to Perth. I considered it to be on a walkable distance since it took me around 1 hour (with photo stops :)) to get there from the city centre, but I guess most people would prefer to drive. Unfortunately it was now in March which is low season and the palace is not open for visits, only the grounds and coffee and souvenir shops on sporadic days. So, better check that when you plan your visit. The surroundings are incredibly beautiful though and completely worth the visit!
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this! Beautiful palace ground are well kept with peacocks which are fantastic pluss an albino one! Plenty of walks which are dog friendly will water bowls and plenty of history! !5 star !!
  • We stopped here for 30 minutes and only got round a tiny area of the gardens. They're huge. Would definitely come back
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