Historic Scone Palace is two miles north of the city of Perth alongside the east bank of the River Tay.(See Map) This is where forty-two of Scotland's Kings were crowned when it was the home of the famous Stone of Scone, or as it is now referred to as the Stone of Destiny. This is where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and CharlesII were crowned. It was the capital of Pictavia in the 5th Century onwards. Medieval Parliaments were held at Scone as it was immortalised in Shakespeare's Macbeth
Scone Palace breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland.It is the family home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield and is open to the public daily from April to the end of October. There is a restaurant, coffee shop and gift centre.
The sumptuous interiors are full of treasures and history. The magnificent Palace is set in 100 acres of glorious Perthshire countryside. The large grounds include woodland and formal gardens. A wild garden and a replica of the Stone of Destiny, on Moot Hill, the site of the original stone which is now in Edinburgh Castle.
The Game Conservancy Fair takes place every year in early July. Throughout the summer, events including falconry demonstrations and living history performances may be seen at various times. There is a National Hunt Racecourse where you can spend a pleasant time 'at the races'.
|Telephone:||+44(0) 1738 552300|
|Managed by:||Mansfield Estates|
|Opening Hours:||11 April 2010 to 31 October 2008 daily 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. Last admission 5.00pm. Grounds close at 6.00pm. Evening and winter tours by arrangement.|
|Admission:||Palace & Grounds|
Adults: £10.00; OAP/Students £9.00; Children £7.00; Family ticket £30.00
Adults £5.00; OAP/students £5.15; Children £4.00
Adults £8.95; OAP/Students £7.60 Children £6.30
|Parking:||Ample free parking before passing the gates|
|Languages:||English speaking guides in each room, information sheets in several languages available.|
|Accessibility:||Yes in the State Rooms. Disabled facilities|
|Shop:||Plants for Sale/Retail Facilities|
|Cafe/Restaurant:||Old Servant's Hall Coffee Shop. A self-serve selection of home bakes and hot savoury snacks. The Coffee Shop is licensed.|