Admissions & Tours

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

Visitors are invited to tour the Palace at their own speed, with guides available in each room to answer any questions you might have about the Palace. Outside, over 100 acres of our fabulous Perthshire grounds are waiting to be discovered. 

Palace and Grounds Opening Hours

1st April to 31st October

Palace and grounds - April and October, open 10.00 am and last admission 4.00 pm. Grounds close at 5.45pm.

Palace and grounds - May to September, open 9.30 am and last admission 5.00 pm. Grounds close at 5.45 pm.



FREE admission to the Grounds, Coffee Shop, Food Shop, Children's Playground and Maze each Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout November & part December, February & March. Opening time is 10 am closing at 4 pm.  Please note the grounds will be closed from 16th December until 31st  January inclusive.


Admission Rates 2020

Palace and Grounds   
Adult £ 14.00
Child £  9.00
Senior/Student  £ 11.50

£ 44.00

Grounds  Only            


Adult £9.00
Child £6.00
Senior/Student £7.50
Family £27.00

 Children under 4 years are FREE


Guided Tours

Guided tours can be arranged at an additional cost. You will have one English speaking guide allocated to your group for the entire duration of your tour around the Palace. French and German-speaking guides can be arranged in advance. 


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 £5.00. 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


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 with 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 grounds 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.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Palace.


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 2019?   

A: Scone Palace is open every day from the 1st April until the 31st of October 2019.  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 around 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 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.