Scone Palace

Historic Buildings & Homes

Scone Palace, Scone, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 6BD

    Scone Palace was the crowning place of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned.

    Scone breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland. It is the family home of the Earls of Mansfield and the ancient crowning place of Scottish kings on the stone of Scone. See where the Stone of Scone, known as the Stone of Destiny, once stood. It now resides in Edinburgh Castle.

    You can wander down the Long Galley where King Charles II strode to his coronation in 1661. During the Jacobite rebellions, the ‘Old Pretender’ spent three weeks at Scone while his son, Bonnie Prince Charlie, visited in 1745.

    Admire the needlework skills of Mary Queen of Scots bedhangings that she worked on while in prison on Loch Leven. Discover the desk at which Frances' tragic young Queen, Marie Antionette, wrote her letters prior to the days when the guillotine beckoned. You can also see the State Rooms where Queen Victoria was entertained on her way to the Highlands in 1842, and the bedroom in which she slept. If you are a lover of fine things, Scone is a treasury of furniture and paintings, porcelain and other objets d'art.

    Scone Palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and peaceful woodland, perfect for a gentle stroll or even a picnic - all under the watchful eye of the ever curious peacocks. There's a great adventure playground for children, not to mention the unique 'tartan' maze of 2,000 beech trees half green, half copper, designed by the world-famous Adrian Fisher. The maze was planted in the shape of the heraldic Murray Star.

    There is Audio-Visual exhibits, a Gift Shop, Food Shop, Old Servants Hall Coffee Shop and the Old Kitchen Coffee Shop.

    Visit the website for events listings and additional attractions.

    5 Historic House
    Green Tourism Gold Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    November - March Free Grounds Admission
    1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday Closed
    Friday 10:00 16:00
    Saturday 10:00 16:00
    Sunday 10:00 16:00
    2016 Summer Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 09:30 17:00
    Tuesday 09:30 17:00
    Wednesday 09:30 17:00
    Thursday 09:30 17:00
    Friday 09:30 17:00
    Saturday 09:30 17:00
    Sunday 09:30 17:00

    Winter Hours: FREE admission to the Ground, Food Shop, Coffee Shop, Adventure Playground and Maze each Friday, Saturday & Sunday from November - March.

    From 1st November 2013 – 31st March 2014, the Grounds Only, Coffee Shop and Food Shop will be open to the public free of charge on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10.00-16.00.

    *Special Events may affect opening times & be subject to additional charges, please see the Scone Palace website for further details:

    Ticket Information
    Adult £9.80 per ticket
    Adult Grounds Only £6.30 per ticket
    Adult Palace & Grounds £10.50 per ticket
    Child £7.60 per ticket
    Child Grounds Only £4.40 per ticket
    Child Palace & Grounds £7.60 per ticket
    Family Grounds Only £20.00 per ticket
    Family Palace & Grounds £33.00 per ticket
    Senior/Student £8.30 per ticket
    Senior/Student Grounds Only £5.70 per ticket
    Senior/Student Palace & Grounds £9.80 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Self Service
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome Dogs are welcome within the grounds provided they are on a lead.
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Road Directions

    2 Miles North of Perth on A93. Ordnance survey reference No. 113265, X311400m - Y726500m

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Walk East along Murray Street, Mill Street, then across West Bridge Street (also known as the 'Old Bridge') towards Main Street Bridgend, then Isla Row. Continue on A93 to Palace Main Gates.

    Getting there by railway:- Taxi or No58 bus from South Street, Perth. (2.2 miles from railway station to venue)

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Take M90 North from Edinburgh Airport and follow signs from junction 10 exit - 45miles. Take M80, signs for Stirling, the Perth (A9) (M9) - 40 miles

    Getting there by ferry:- Rosyth Ferryport (superfast) - take the M90 (North) towards Perth. Take Junction 10 (signposted Scone Palace). Scone Palace is sited 2 miles North pf Perth on A93


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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