Scone

Scone is one of Scotland’s most treasured sacred locations – having served as the inaugural site of Scottish kings and the home of the Stone of Destiny. There are yews of various ages planted extensively throughout the grounds.
Age: Heritage (<400 yrs), Ancient (400-800 yrs)
Access: Public ~ Admission fees and opening times apply
Site Type: Historic Castle/House/Estate
Location: Scone Palace, Scone, Perthshire PH2 6BD
OS Map Grid: N0 115 257
Coordinates: 56.423527, -3.438229

Scone is one of the most sacred places in Scotland. It served as the place where kings were crowned from the 9th to the 13th centuries, as well as housing the Stone of Destiny during the same period which acted as a throne during the coronation ceremony. Thought to have been established as a Christian sacred place by the Culdees in the early medieval period it possessed an important abbey until the 17th century. As well as the Chapel on Moot Hill there is also an extensive Bishop’s Palace. Throughout the grounds of Scone are found extensive areas of yews planted in avenues and groves and containing yews of varied shapes and sizes, some with ages of around 500 years old and perhaps slightly more in individual cases.

Access: Public ~ Admission fees and opening times apply
Age: Heritage (<400 yrs), Ancient (400-800 yrs)
Site Type: Historic Castle/House/Estate
Location: Scone Palace, Scone, Perthshire PH2 6BD
OS Map Grid: N0 115 257
Coordinates: 56.423527, -3.438229