Scone Palace, Scotland

Here are a few shots of Scone Palace in Scone, Perthshire.  The Palace, constructed in 1808, is currently the home of the Earl of Mansfield and was the ancient crowning place for Scottish Kings on the stone of Scone (now in Edinburgh Castle).  Kings crowned here include Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II.  The palace is set amongst beautiful gardens which include the unique tartan maze.   Again, no interior photography was permitted, so only external shots of the Palace are in this post; however I think they show the palace and grounds in a spectacular light.

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Glamis Castle, Scotland

Here are a few shots of Glamis castle near Forfar, Scotland, currently the residence of The Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.   The castle is renowned for being the childhood home of HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and the birthplace of HRH Princess Margaret.   As guided tours are the only option for exploring the interior (I prefer to explore at my own pace!),  the history of the castle and inhabitants were adequately explained, including the ghostly goings-on, which is why the castle is considered one of the most haunted in Britain.  Sadly, much to the frustration of myself and the many foreign tourists, photography of the interior was not permitted, although I did manage to sneak a single shot which is below.    On the plus side the weather on the day was untypically Scottish, so reasonable shots of the exterior were at least possible.

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