Record year for visitor numbers at Scone Palace
Scone Palace, the crowning place of the kings of Scots, has reported a record year with 115,000 visitors through its doors in 2017 - and 42,500 scones sold!
Scone Palace featured on prime-time TV a few weeks ago, when it was featured on Mary Berry's Country House Secrets. The Earl and Countess of Mansfield, daughter Lady Iona Murray, son Viscount William Stormont and Palace staff entertained Mary Berry, who spent ten days filming there.
Margo Baird, marketing manager at Scone Palace, said: "2017 has been an exciting and tremendously busy year for us, from regulars like Rewind and the GWCT Scottish Game Fair to our popular Halloween event, Spirits of Scone. No-one could have predicted how big the ‘Mary Berry effect' would be, and our website almost buckled under the strain!"
Scone Palace is looking forward to a busy 2018, with a busy events schedule that includes, for the first time in the U.K., the International Medieval Combat Federation's World Championships from 10 to 13 May.
The Palace and its grounds will be closed for January and will then resume winter hours, when there is free admission to the grounds, coffee shop, food shop, children's playground and maze each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Palace itself will re-open to the public on 30 March. For more information, visit the website