castle and park open in Apr-Oct: 9.30am-6pm (5pm in Apr-Sep) - park open early Nov-mid Dec and early Feb-end Mar: 10am-4pm
The estate of Scone Palace encompasses Moot Hill, one of Scotland's most hallowed historical sites since Pict times. Kenneth MacAlpine made it the centre of his new Picto-Scottish kingdom in the middle of the 9C and a counterpart of the ecclesiastical centre of Dunkeld. From this time, Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny, otherwise known as the Stone of Scone. The neo-Gothic palace you see today houses a superb collection of French furniture, ivory and porcelain.
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