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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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  • Our first visit to Perth, and Scone Palace is a must see place, the grounds are extensive and interesting, fine selection of tress and walks. The house is immensely grand and a pleasure to walk round....  more »
  • The castle was impressive, unfortunately was allowed to make any photo from the inside. The Park is beautiful with chapel, also the cemetery should be seen.
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  • I must say I was pleasantly surprised on how beautiful the place was and the history of the palace was so very interesting. They have a great souvenir store as well as a very fine food area. It was ex...  more »
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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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