‘The Mary Berry effect’ sees surge in interest in historic attraction
It was a year of record visitor numbers, primetime TV and thousands upon thousands of scones for one of Scotland’s favourite visitor attractions, Scone Palace.
The crowning place of the Kings of Scots saw a bumper tourist year with 115,000 visitors through its gates between April and October and a staggering 42,500 buying a scone.
And while the popularity of its home-baked goods kept Palace staff extra busy in the kitchen, they made room for one special visitor: TV cook Mary Berry. Scone Palace was among four country homes featured in BBC One’s Mary Berry’s Country Secrets which saw Mary lift the lid on what it’s like to live in and run a national treasure.