Scone Palace serves up Mother’s Day afternoon tea in style

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s favourite visitor attractions, is giving the chance for ladies up and down the country to celebrate Mother’s Day in style this year, with a decadent afternoon tea served in the grand state drawing room for the very first time.

Falling on Sunday 22 March, Scone Palace will be welcoming mothers between 1-4pm to enjoy the beautiful state dining room, following in the footsteps of countless dignitaries and VIPs who have dined here over the years, including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert during their visit in 1842.

As part of the experience, guests are eligible for a complimentary guided tour of the Palace, one hour prior to their booking, and will also be able to enjoy the grounds of the palace including the Murray Star maze, playpark and kitchen garden.

Guest can choose from a range of delicious savouries, sandwiches, scones and sweets, together with a choice of tea, coffee or prosecco, all served in vintage china.

Tickets are £37.50 per person, with a reduced rate of £20 for children aged 12 and under.

Heather McArthur, Events Manager at Scone Palace, said: “We’re delighted to be introducing this new twist to our annual Mother’s Day afternoon tea this year, by giving mothers a truly decadent experience of receiving our afternoon tea in the beautiful state dining room.  Mothers do so much for us and it’s a fantastic opportunity to make them feel extra special.”

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For more information on Scone Palace please contact Emma Davies or Tricia Fox on 01738 700134 or 07963 817302 or

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About Scone Palace

  • Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland’s most important stately homes. Fifteen hundred years ago it was the capital of the Picts. In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland. 
  • Poised above the River Tay in Perthshire, Scone Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east through Strathmore to the coast. The Grampian mountains form a distant backdrop, and across the river stands the city of Perth.
  • The beautiful Mansfield Estates stretch from fertile arable land by the banks of the River Tay at Scone, famed for its salmon fishing, to the hills of North Logiealmond. There are fine woodlands on the grounds and policies of Scone Palace, including the original Douglas Fir and a magnificent Victorian pinetum.
  • Scone Palace is host to regular events throughout the year, including the Scottish Game Fair and Rewind Festival.