Palace & Grounds

THE PALACE AND GARDENS ARE NOW CLOSED AND THE GARDENS WILL REOPEN ON FRIDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2022 FOR THE SNOWDROP FESTIVAL. Thereafter, we will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 31st March. The Palace and Gardens will be open 7 days a week from 1st April 2022. Please note, these dates are subject to change. PLEASE LOOK AT OUR VISITOR INFORMATION FOR MORE DETAILS.  

Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland's most important stately homes. Fifteen hundred years ago it was the capital of the Picts.

In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland. 

Placed in the heart of Scotland

Poised above the River Tay in Perthshire, Scone Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east through Strathmore to the coast. The Grampian mountains form a distant backdrop, and across the river stands the city of Perth.