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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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  • Not open to public till 1st april,however we could walk round gardens for free nothing much to see except pretty crocus and snowdrops, enjoyed the company of Peacocks.  more »
  • We had a lovely walk around the grounds with our two children. They enjoyed taking photographs of all the snowdrops and peacocks. We did the maze which was great fun and visited the play park. It was ...  more »
  • Will not be repeated. Here very much and well written about this place. I say it's about time. If you are interested in history and architecture, and entertainment-don't believe those who say that this castle half enough. No! That's impossible! The castle is inside (especially with excursion) and outside. We had a half day. And what? Inside. To explore the territory remained -2 1.5 hours. Believe card. The chosen route for half an hour. Jogging (!) missed the hour. And went into the labyrinth. Folks! Where is the exit?! Unreal fun and ... for a long time. Need to come here at least a full day. And better still and back to slowly enjoy all the beauties of the place. The photo does not spread. Here they abound. By the way, very recommend to view photos on the theme. I was looking through them for half an hour and realized that nothing better to offer than I could))) Particularly fascinated White Peacock. So, watch and enjoy.
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  • Great Palace with huge grounds, spent a lot of the day there, great for kids as well. The cafe has some good food and cakes and the gift shop is well stocked and also has a selection of food and whisky. Good access for most of the grounds for disabled and pushchairs, however the latter are not allowed in the palace itself. The maze and ancient graveyard were closed when we went seemingly to prepare for halloween which was a shame.
  • Lovely palace with extensive, well managed grounds containing a vegetable/herb garden, children's playground and maze. The only thing for those with young children to be aware of is that pushchairs aren't allowed in the palace itself and have to be left in the cloakroom by the entrance. They're fine in the cafe, gift shop and grounds though.
  • A beautiful castle with a rich history. The grounds are lovely and fun to explore. They offer a gift shop, a restaurant, and a tea room. The best part is the beautifully decorated and appointed interior. I want to emphasize this. The interior is second to none! The painting of Did and Elizabeth is here popularized in the movie 'Belle'.
  • A beautiful palace with an interesting history. You can go for walks in the amazing grounds. The maze is fun but a bit tricky! ☺️
  • This is a great palace that has been the place where Scottish kings were crowned on the stone of destiny. There are no guided tours but you are free to roam around the grounds. A great day out for the family. There is a nice café as well
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