Visitors are invited to tour the Palace at their own speed. Guides are available in each room to answer questions. Guided tours can be arranged and have one guide allocated to the whole tour for which there is a charge. French, German and Italian speaking guides are usually available by appointment. To view our 2014 Visitor Information Leaflet, please see the link at the foot of this page.
|Palace and Grounds|
Children under 4 years are FREE
With stunning photography and informative, well researched text the Scone Palace guidebook is not just a souvenir of Scone Palace, but also an excellent value for money publication. The guide book is available to purchase, priced £5.00. A children's I SPY leaflet, which includes a free pencil, is also available priced at £1.50.
Opening Times - "Open" Season
1st April to 31st October
Gates open at 9.30am and last admission is 5.00pm. Grounds close at 5.45pm.
Opening Times - "Shoulder" Season
1st November to 31st March
We are offering our visitors FREE access to the grounds each 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.*
Parking for Coaches
There is free parking for up to 12 coaches.
Q Is there an additional charge for parking?
A: No parking at Scone Palace is free for visitors. There are plenty of car parking spaces available for up to 200 cars, some hard-standing and the remainder on grass.
Q How far is the car park from the Palace entrance?
A: The main car park is a few minutes walk to the Palace entrance.
Q Are there parking facilities for those who need accessibility?
A: Yes, we have some spaces close as possible to the entrance of the Palace. Please ask staff on arrival and they will direct you to these spaces. More information on accessibility at Scone Palace can be attained at the ticket hut in the car park. There is a wheelchair lift into the Palace which is accessed via the Gift Shop.
Q Are dogs allowed in the grounds?
A : Dogs on leads are allowed in the grounds surrounding the Palace, but not in the Maze. Please respect our surroundings and pick up any waste after your dog and dispose of it in the litter bins which are situated in various places around the grounds. We do not advise that you leave your dog in the car. Water bowls are available at the front of the Palace.
Guide dogs for the blind or for the hard of hearing are welcome in the Palace.
Q Is picnicking allowed at Scone Palace?
A: Yes, you are welcome to picnic next to the car park where there is a designated picnic area.
Q Is cycling permitted in the grounds?
A: You may cycle to the Palace and leave your bike in the cycle rack in the parking area and then, afterwards, you can cycle to the exit - but cycling in or around the grounds is not permitted.
Q Is Scone Palace a National Trust property
A: Scone Palace is not part of the National Trust, so standard admission rates apply.
Q When will the Palace and Gardens be open in 2015?
A: Scone Palace is open every day from the 1st of April until the 31st of October 2015. The grounds, Old Servants' Hall Coffee Shop, and Christmas /Food Shop are open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the Winter.
Q How long does it take to go round the Palace?
A: We recommend an hour to see everything in the Palace and at least another hour to visit our Shops, Coffee Shop and Gardens.
Q What are the age ranges for tickets?
A: Adult Aged 17 to 59
Senior Citizen - 60 and over
Student - 16 and over and in full time education
Child - 4 to 15 yrs
( Under 4's go free )
Family - 2 adults and up to 3 children
Q Is photography allowed at Scone Palace?
A: Photography is permitted within the grounds, but not within the Palace.
Q Is the HHA pass accepted at Scone Palace?
A: Yes it is, however, we do NOT accept the Historic Scotland Explorer's Pass.
Q Are bags, pushchairs, electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters allowed in the Palace?
A: Unfortunately we cannot allow large bags, rucksacks, prams, pushchairs, electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters into the Palace. We do offer a limited supply of manual wheelchairs free of charge. Assisted access is via the Gift Shop.
For the enjoyment of the Palace and grounds for other visitors, we ask that ....
- All dogs are kept on leads
- Picnics are consumed within the picnic area only
- Ball games are not played within the grounds
- Cyclists dismount from their pushbikes when in the grounds and use the bicycle rack located at the ticket hut