Continuing the Perthshire fairy tale the next stop is in Scone at the Scone Palace. The palace is a Category A listed historic house and 5-star tourism attraction with Georgian Gothic style architecture and it has been the crowning place of Scotland’s kings. Also, it is an important religious spot for the Picts and it houses the Stone of Destiny or Stone of Scone on which most English sovereigns have been crowned since 1296 including Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 when it was used the last time.
An adult ticket with access to the palace and grounds is £ 11.00, £ 8.00 for a child and £ 10.20 for a senior or student.
It is the perfect place for a day out and many things to see such as the palace with fine collections of furniture (such as the prized Rococo chairs by Pierre Bara.), ceramics, ivories (from Bavaria, Italy and France), and clocks plus the gardens and grounds featuring the Moot Hill with a replica of the Stone of Scone, the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, the Murray Star shaped maze, fine woodlands with fir trees being at least 250 years old, sequoia trees and other different species plus the Kitchen gardens with the Palace Kitchens where you can enjoy a delicious traditional scone and find different activities and medieval games for children and adults. There are also a few paintings such as the portrait of Lady Elizabeth Murray and Dido Elizabeth Belle, by Johann Zoffany, which is becoming more popular due to the period film ‘Belle’. More information about the palace can be found on http://scone-palace.co.uk/palace-grounds.
The last stop on this trip was the city of Perth where we only spent a few hours on our way back to the Edinburgh airport. The city is located on the banks of River Tay and is the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon walk and a proper meal before heading home.