Built on the site of Scone Abbey and incorporating the medieval bishops' palace and Moot Hill, place of coronation for Scottish Kings, and extended in gothic style from 1803. Superb collection of objets d'art, including items of Marie Antoinette bought by the 2nd Earl of Mansfield. The 1st Earl (a notable lawyer) freed his own black slave and in 1772 declared slavery 'odious' and unacceptable in Britain.
John Louden laid out gardens contemporary with the house's gothic enlargement. The pinetum, begun 1848 and extended in 1984, contains an outstanding conifer collection and the original Douglas fir, grown from seed sent in 1826 from America by David Douglas, a Scone gardener.
Today’s opening hours
Every day: 10am - 4pm (1 May to 30 September: 9:30am - 5pm).
Palace and grounds: 1 April to 31 October: Every day: 10am - 4pm (1 May to 30 September: 9:30am - 5pm).
Grounds only: November, December (excluding Christmas), February and March: Fridays to Sundays: 10am to 4pm.
Scone Palace is just 2m north of Perth on the A93 approximately one hour from Edinburgh's Forth Bridge.
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Scone Palace has a long tradition of inspirational entertaining, and the warm welcome continues today. The Palace is the perfect romantic wedding venue for the most important occasion of your lives.
From your initial enquiry with Scone Palace we will give you our time, our experience and expertise to ensure the venue of the palace and most importantly your special day. lives up to your dreams. Our staff are extremely experienced in arranging every aspect of your day and will make sure it flows perfectly with minimal fuss. Leaving you and your guests to bask in the stunning scene.
We can create your entire experience or simply advise on a variety of different options. The possibilities include a single piper on arrival, Beating the Retreat by a 16 piece pipe band, or musical entertainment during the evening by a String Quartet, Clarsach, Classical Harp, Pianist and even Fireworks.
Scone Palace Perthshire is also licensed for civil marriage ceremonies. We have played host to a number of these before.
If your tying the knot in Scotland and are looking to break the norm with your location be sure to get in touch and we will be happy to have a chat to see what we can do for you.