Palace & Grounds

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE PALACE AND GARDENS WILL REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY 28TH APRIL 2021.

UNTIL THEN, THE GARDENS WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY - SUNDAY FOR PEOPLE TO ENJOY OUTDOOR, INFORMAL EXERCISE. PLEASE SEE 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.