Day Out At Scone Palace

What a fabulous day we had yesterday as we took some guests around Scone Palace. The Earl of Mansfield had kindly given us (and probably the other guest houses in Perth) a voucher for free admission to Scone Palace so we decided to treat some guests to a visit. It was one of those rare weekends where all our guests were staying for 3 or 4 days so we were free to leave the house without worrying about new guests arriving.

Scone Palace, once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, Scone Palace occupies a unique position in the history of Scotland. A breathtakingly beautiful place of power and mystery and the rightful home of the celebrated Stone of Scone – also known as the Stone of Destiny. Scone Palace is regarded as a national treasure and is revered as the historic jewel in the crown of Scotland.

On arriving at the Palace we were amazed at the beautiful white peacock roaming around the field of Highland cows. Unfortunately he wasn’t shaking his tail feathers and mostly had his back to us but he was still an impressive sight. We visited the Palace and then enjoyed a lovely lunch on the lawn (yes not raining in July and it was even sunny) before heading off around the gardens and getting lost in the maze.

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