Scone Palace

Scone Palace

Scone Palace is renowned throughout the world making it one of the must see attractions of Scotland.

Primed above the River Tay, it offers splendid views across the north to the Highlands, and east via Strathmore to the very Coast. The spectacular Grampian Mountains can be seen in the distance and the city of Perth is just across the River.

Throughout the last 1500 years Scone Palace has commenced from being the capital of the Picts to being the seat of Parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. Being the site of an ancient Christian Church, it was also the place of the founding Fathers of Scotland, both Pagan and Christian.

Within the Palace you get to view the most stupendous collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts on display anywhere in Britain, a result of the avid collections of the many Earls as far back as the First Earl of Mansfield. From furniture to unusual clocks of the 18th and 19th century, simply exquisite porcelain, to European Ivories from Bavaria, the collection will leave you speechless.

If that was not enough then there is also the very unique collection of paper mâché objects d'art made by the Martin family, in relation to their work of making decorative panels for carriages, sedan chairs, furniture and the panelling of entire rooms in 18th century France.

The Palace also boasts of various ongoing and completed Restoration Works including that of the embroidered silk Ambassadorial Canopy within the Ambassador’s Room.

To add even more delight to your visit, the Palace is supplemented with equally exquisite grounds and gardens for you to explore and enjoy. Along your travels you will discover a vast array of plant and wildlife. The Gardens consist of everything from giant redwoods and noble firs, to a host of beautiful flowers throughout all the seasons.

Perthshire’s only maze, the Murray Star Maze featuring the Murray family Crest, uniquely designed by world renowned Adrian Fisher is also right here for you to wander and enjoy.

A new addition is the Kitchen Garden, allowing visitors to see first-hand what’s going to be cooked up in the Palace kitchens!

A not so new addition but simply fantastic is Pseudotsuga Menziesii, one of the finest Douglas Fir trees, raised from the first seed sent home from North America by David Douglas in 1826.

For wildlife seekers you will not be disappointed, there is everything uniquely delightful at Scone Palace ranging from the red squirrel, roe deer, rare birds like the Hawfinch, swallows, colourful butterflies and even freely roaming peacocks! You definitively will not be left disappointed!

Scone Palace is situated just outside Perth City about 50 minutes by car from Moness Resort.

Scone Palace gates open at 9.30am and last admission is 5.00pm. Grounds close at 5.45pm. Open 01st April until 31st October.

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