Scone Palace is situated above the River Tay in the village of Scone and the city of Perth in Scotland and is a 5 star visitor attraction. Red sandstone was used to construct the palace and it is one of the superior models of late Georgian Gothic styles in the United Kingdom. An early Christian church originally occupied the site here at Scone while an Augustinian Priory followed at a later stage. After gaining abbey status in the 12th century construction began on the Abbot’s Palace and this was how it got its name as a “Palace” today. It was the crowning location of Scottish Kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were all once crowned. The palace is brimming with history and it was the family home of the Earls of Mansfield and the ancient crowning place of the Scottish Kings on the Stone of Scone.
Today, it is one of the most famous visitor attractions in Scotland and the State Rooms at the palace open from April until the end of October every year. The Estate also offers a great location for filming for radio and TV. Highlights of the Palace include the main State Rooms as well the porcelain, clocks, ivories and Vernis Martin collections. Other highlights include the Gardens & Grounds and the Stone of Destiny or the Stone of Scone. You can take home Scottish gifts of the best quality from the Scone Palace Gift Shop and get some locally produced food from the Palace Food Shop.