Posted by: mkl325 | August 11, 2013

Scone Palace – Crowning Site of the Ancient Kings of Scotland

I am in the final days of working on my dissertation but was able to take a few hours for some day trips with my friend Helen, visiting from the states.

One place that we went (where I have been trying to get to all year) was Scone Palace. Scone is the crowning site of the Kings of Scotland and is mentioned in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Robert the Bruce was crowned at Scone in 1306 and the last coronation was of Charles II, when he accepted the Scottish crown in 1651. The place of coronation was called Caislean Credi, ‘Hill of Credulity’, which survives as the present Moot Hill.

Today it is the home of the 8th Earl of Mansfield but is open to the public on most days.

The front of the Palace

The front of the Palace

Inside image

Inside image

One of the rooms has this wallpaper designed by Pugin. I gave a presentation for my William Morris class first semester on wallpaper. I had used this particular wallpaper as an example of popular wallpapers at the time so it was really exciting to see it in use.

One of the rooms has this wallpaper designed by Pugin. I gave a presentation for my William Morris class first semester on wallpaper. I had used this particular wallpaper as an example of popular wallpapers at the time so it was really exciting to see it in use.

Highland Cows at Scone

Highland Cows at Scone

Cows and the Palace

Cows and the Palace

Baby Highland Cow

Baby Highland Cow

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden

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Walking around the grounds

Walking around the grounds

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Views of the Palace

Views of the Palace

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The actual site of the coronations

The actual site of the coronations

Inside the coronation site

Inside the coronation site

We took some photos of a stuff monkey for our friend Jess who couldn't make it on the trip. Here he is sitting on a replica of the stone of Scone.

We took some photos of a stuff monkey for our friend Jess who couldn’t make it on the trip. Here he is sitting on a replica of the stone of Scone.

Moot Hill

Moot Hill

And finally... eating scones at Scone.

And finally… eating scones at Scone.


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