The palace, not the cake. Pronounced “scoon”, not “scon” or, even worse “sc-own” *shudder*.

Anyway, before Mel Gibson and Robert Burns invented Scotland, generations of kings were crowned here, on the famous Stone of Destiny, which was stolen, and sat in Westminster Abbey for 700 years, before being given back to Scotland in the 1990s. All this according to the nice man in the kilt on the video they showed in the palace. The palace you see here was largely built in the 19th Century, which is why it’s pretty, but not any use as a defensive structure.

It’s of limited architectural interest, but there is some lovely furniture inside, and the chapel and grounds are stunning.


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