Admissions & Tours

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. 

Admission Rates 

Palace and Grounds   
Adult £ 10.50
Child £   7.60
Senior/Student  £   9.80 

£  33.00 

Grounds  Only            


Adult £6.30
Child £4.40
Senior/Student £5.70
Family £20.00

 Children under 4 years are FREE

Guide Books




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 and Cars

There is free parking for 200 cars and 12 coaches. The car park is next to the picnic area.


Q Are dogs allowed in the grounds? 

A : Dogs are permitted in the grounds when kept on a lead.  We do not advise that you leave your dog in the car.

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 2014?   

A: Scone Palace is open every day from the 1st of April until the 31st of October 2014.  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 State Rooms of 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