Scone Palace

Perth and Kinross - Perth

United Kingdom

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Taking the kids out for the day to Scone Palace in Perth and Kinross - Free Stuff!


01738 552300
Scone Palace
Perth and Kinross
United Kingdom


Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
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



Adult Price ( £ 11.00 )
Child Price ( £ 8.00 ) *Age Limit 4 - 15 Years
  • Under 4 years go FREE
Senior Price ( £ 10.20 ) *
Group Prices
  • Adults - for Groups of 15+ Visitors ( £ 10.00 )
  • Concessions - for Groups of 15+ Visitors ( £ 8.70 )
  • Child - for Groups of 15+ Visitors ( £ 7.60 )
Family Prices
  • 2 adults and up to 3 children ( £ 35.00 )

Parking & Other

Free parking There is free parking for up to 12 coaches
Other Fees
  • Adult - Grounds Only ( £ 6.70 )
  • Child - Grounds Only ( £ 4.80 )
  • Senior/Student - Grounds Only ( £ 6.00 )
  • Family - Grounds Only ( £ 23.00 )
  • Under 4 years go FREE


The iconic Scone Palace is set on the perimeter of the City of Perth on the banks of the famous River Tay.

Immerse yourself in Scotland’s history as you experience the crowning place of Scottish kings. Stand on the Moot Hill, where the Kings of Scots including Robert the Bruce and Macbeth were inaugurated, and later crowned on the famous Stone of Scone.

Today this historic landmark is recognised as one of Scotland’s most popular attractions and 2016 sees us mark another very special milestone – our 50th anniversary – having first opened our doors to visitors in the Spring of 1966. Since then, Scone Palace has welcomed millions of visitors from around the world and looks forward to welcoming you.

Our visitors can enjoy the Palace and its rare and beautiful collections. Walk along the Long Gallery, once the longest room in Scotland where Charles II processed to his Coronation and where Queen Victoria watched a display of the sport of curling. Our attentive and knowledgeable guides are on hand in each of the State Rooms and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

There are over 100 acres of spectacular grounds and gardens to enjoy in the land of David Douglas, one of Scotland’s most famous plant hunters who once worked as a gardener at Scone Palace. Not to be missed is the wonderful Murray star maze which can prove a challenge for all ages and for younger visitors there is a children’s playground. This seasonal Scottish landscape is ever changing and looks wonderful which ever time of year you visit.

Since 2014 visitors have been able to enjoy a luxurious stay in the 5-star, self-catering Balvaird apartment which is located in the west aspect of the Palace, with 3 beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 6 guests. There is a fully equipped dining kitchen and comfortable sitting room making this an ideal base to explore the highlights of Scotland.

Opening Hours - 'Open' Season 

25th March to 31st October

Palace and grounds - March, April and October, open at 10.00am and last admission 4.00pm. Grounds close at 5.45pm.

Palace and grounds - May to September, open 9.30am and last admission 5.00pm. Grounds close at 5.45pm.

Opening Hours - 'Shoulder'  Season 

1st November to 20th December 2015 and 5th February - 20th March 2016

Enjoy FREE access to the grounds every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10.00 am to 4.00pm.This also includes access to the Old Servants' Hall Coffee Shop, and Food/ Christmas Shop.


  • Cafe/Family Restaurant
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • School Deals
  • Onsite Shop
  • Mobility Access
  • Toilets
  • Parties


Scone Palace is 2 miles north of Perth on the A93 Braemar road.