Admissions & Tours

Please note that there will be roadworks on the A93 at Bridgend from 1st August for a period of approximately 2 weeks. Local diversions will be in place and the Palace will be open as normal. Please allow extra time for your journey to the Palace. 

We are delighted to announce that the Palace and Gardens are now open! Guided tours of the Palace are available and must be booked in advance. Our Food Shop, Gift Shop and Old Kitchen Coffee Shop are also open, as are all toilet facilities. We are operating a Physical Distance Based Capacity (PDBC) in our catering areas so the number of tables and seats have been reduced. We also have additional seating outside on the lawn. 

We want to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe visit, and ask that you follow all instructions whilst on site.

We are currently open every day from 10am until 5pm, with guided tours available throughout the day (please check our 'Buy Tickets' page for details). 

Please check the Government guidance before visiting on: www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-travel-and-transport/#exceptions

 

Follow in the footsteps of 42 Kings and explore our unique collection of porcelain, ivories and French furniture. 

Enhanced guided tours of the Palace are available and we have just launched our special Palace Christmas Tours. 

Outside, over 100 acres of our fabulous Perthshire grounds are waiting to be discovered. 

Grounds Opening Hours

We are delighted to announce that the Palace and Gardens are now open! Guided tours of the Palace are available and must be booked in advance. Our Food Shop, Gift Shop and Old Kitchen Coffee Shop are also open, as are all toilet facilities. We are operating a Physical Distance Based Capacity (PDBC) in our catering areas so the number of tables and seats have been reduced. We also have additional seating outside on the lawn. 

We want to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe visit, and ask that you follow all instructions whilst on site.

We are currently open every day from 10am until 5pm, with guided tours available throughout the day (please check our 'Buy Tickets' page for details). 

Please check the Government guidance before visiting on: www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-travel-and-transport/#exceptions


Gardens Only

              

Adult (16+) £10.00
Child (4-15) £6.50
Family (2 adults and max 3 children) £28.00

  

Palace and Gardens

              

Adult (16+) £20.00
Child (4-15) £13.00


Enhanced Guided Tours 

Tickets priced at £20 per person includes a guided tour of the Palace and entry to the Gardens, tickets must be purchased in advance online. 

Come and have a full day out including the tour of the Palace at your designated time slot. Your guide will take you through the grand state rooms of the Palace sharing the history of Scone - The Crowning Place of Scottish Kings.

Please ensure you arrive with plenty of time to get to the Palace for your tour time slot, your guide will meet you on the steps at the front door of the Palace.

Please follow guidance to socially distance throughout your visit.

Face coverings are mandatory throughout the tour.

Child / Youth Palace Tour tickets (5 to 16yrs) £13 - Child tour tickets need to be purchased on a separate transaction to the adult tickets - please enter discount code "CHILDTOUR2021" 

For assistance with booking a carers ticket please contact help@scone-palace.co.uk 

Due to limited spaces, these tickets are NON refundable & the Palace doors will be locked after the tour has started so make sure you get there in time.

 

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 guidebook is available to purchase, priced £6.00. A children's I SPY leaflet, which includes a free pencil, is also available priced at £1.50.

Visitor Safety

Storage and bag restrictions

Unfortunately, we do not have facilities to store visitors personal items such as luggage, prams or pushchairs. These items are not permitted in the Palace State Rooms, and therefore we ask that you leave them in your vehicle or on your coach.


Bag Searches

We would like to make you aware that we operate a random bag search policy and ask that you, please make your bag available for inspection should you be asked.

The following items are strictly prohibited:

  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Sharp items or needles
  • Drones
  • Explosives or fireworks
  • CS gas

Parking for Coaches

There is free parking for up to 12 coaches.

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


FAQ's


Q Is there an additional charge for parking?

A: 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 just a few minutes walk to the Palace entrance.

 

Q Are drones permitted at Scone Palace?

A: NO, we do not permit drones to be used at Scone Palace.

 

Q Is smoking permitted at Scone Palace?

A: NO, Smoking and Vaping are not permitted within the Palace and Grounds.

 

Q Are there parking facilities for those who need accessibility?

A: Yes, we have some spaces as close as possible to the entrance of the Palace. Please ask our 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 Palace gardens 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.

Dogs (other than Assistance Dogs) are not allowed in the Palace itself. 

 

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 or Historic Scotland property?

A: Scone Palace is not part of the National Trust or Historic Scotland, and as such, no discounts are applicable, standard admission rates apply.  

 

Q When will the Palace and Gardens be open in 2021?   

A: Subject to any restrictions, the Gardens will reopen on Friday 5th February 2021 and the Palace will reopen on Thursday 1st April 2021.

 

Q How long does it take to go around the Palace?  

A: The enhanced Palace tours will take approximately one hour and we recommend at least another hour to visit our Shop, Coffee Shop and Gardens.

 

Q What are the age ranges for tickets?

A:  Adult Aged 16 and over

    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 Historic Houses pass accepted at Scone Palace?

A: Yes. Please use discount code SPTOURHH when booking tickets. Access to the Gardens is free and there is a special rate of £10 for Guided Palace tours. 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.