Scone Palace

Perth & Kinross | Perth | Stately home | ★★★

[Scone Palace]

"Visit the crowning place of Scottish Kings!" declares the website for Scone Palace. This is one of Scotland's better-known visitor attractions, where indeed coronations were held for almost all Scottish Kings in the 500 years up to James IV in 1488. A house tour reveals the suitably opulent interior, including the longest room in Scotland and a huge library. Meanwhile, 100 acres of grounds are surely equally worthy of your time, peacocks strolling over manicured lawns and around the chapel with a replica of the Stone of Scone (used for coronations) in front. Doesn't it sound magnificent? Well, we were (slightly) underwhelmed. The building lacked atmosphere for us, perhaps partly as a result of the grey skies and time of season. Nevertheless, the history might prove too much of a draw to resist a visit.

[Scone Palace chapel (background) - peacocks roam freely around the grounds]

Location & info

📌 Scone Palace ★★★
By the A93 2 mi north of Perth, G.R.: NO 113266 ///
Palace open daily, April to October. Grounds: all palace open days plus Friday to Sunday, February to March & November to mid December | £14 adult / £9 child for all-inclusive ticket; grounds free if palace is closed

[Scone Palace from the Old Scone gate]


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