Scone Palace

A palace inexorably linked to Scotland's royal history.

Perth, Perthshire, PH2 6BE

Scone Palace hero photo in Scotland
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Follow in the footsteps of 42 Kings, explore stunning state rooms and see where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert dined during their visit in 1842. Find your way through the maze, visit our Walled Garden, wander in the Victorian Pinetum or simply lose yourself in over 100 acres of woodland gardens that are perfect for relaxing walks.

Scone Palace is a place that breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland. Today, in the 21st century, it is the home of the Earls of Mansfield, most famous as The Crowning Place of Scottish Kings and a major attraction to visitors from all over the world.

The Palace offers both self-guided or pre booked private tours, and for those wishing to enjoy refreshments, the Old Servants Hall Coffee Shop and Old Kitchen have a large variety of tasty treats available. Whether you would like a warm scone, savoury snack or booking a group for deluxe high tea, there is something for everyone. Those who enjoy retail therapy during their travels can experience the Food Shop and palace Gift Shop. Guests will find an abundance of locally sourced and hand-crafted items, creating the perfect opportunity to find those ideal gifts or mementos. Scone Palace offers a fantastic day out for those wishing to immerse themselves in Scottish history, explore the stunning Palace and grounds while enjoying both food and retail offerings in one attraction.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Please always refer to Scone Palace website for the latest information on opening times. The times below may be subject to change.

Summer Opening (Monday – Sunday)
Palace and Gardens Entry 2024
Friday 29th March until Thursday 31st October
10am – 5.30pm (last entry 4.00pm)

Winter Opening (Thursday – Saturday)
Garden Only Entry 2024
Thursday 1st February until Thursday 28th March 2024
Free entry to Scone Palace Gardens available Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Coffee Shop and Food Shop open during winter opening times.


The palace and gardens are open FREE to Historic Houses members. Members should use code SPTOURHH in the voucher box.

Regular admission to palace and grounds:
Adult: £17.50
Child: £12.50
Family: £55.00
Historic Houses member: FREE

Free entry to Gardens from 1st November 2024 until 31st March 2025

Group Visits

We are delighted to welcome coach tours, group bookings and school groups. Pre-booking is advisable to ensure you make the most of your visit and we ask that parties of 50+ people be pre-booked at all times.

We recommend that you allow at least 2.5 hours for your visit to Scone Palace, especially if the weather is suitable for a tour of our beautiful Perthshire grounds, longer if your group would like to dine with us.

Coach drivers and couriers are given complimentary entrance and will receive a meal and gift voucher for use in our catering and retail outlets.

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Getting here

Perth, Perthshire, PH2 6BE

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Scone Palace is just 2m north of Perth on the A93 approximately one hour from Edinburgh’s Forth Bridge.

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