Scone Palace in Scotland will offer the public a behind-the-scenes peek at stately home life when it features in a new four-part cooking series called Mary Berry's Country House Secrets.
The historic Perthshire visitor attraction is known for being the crowning place of the Kings of Scots. In the new programme, which airs on BBC One on 29th November, TV cook and personality Mary Berry will create dishes inspired by Scone Palace's long, lauded heritage.
Mary's visit to Scone Palace takes her off the well-trodden tourist paths to meet the staff and owners, visit its gardens, private quarters and wider estate, and create ‘sumptuous’ dishes in the palace's Victorian-style Old Kitchen.
What can groups do at Scone Palace?
The wider Scone Palace estate covers 24,000 acres. Stretching from the River Tay across to the hills of Logiealmond, it provides salmon fishing, deer stalking and a wide range of agricultural and forestry activities.
Scone Palace is host to regular events throughout the year, including the Scottish Game Fair, 1980's Rewind Music Festival and its own Spirits of Scone Halloween ‘Frightfest'. It also provides accommodation, allowing guests to experience the opportunity of staying within the palace.
The attraction also recently made headlines with the news of a record breaking season of scone consuming by visitors. During this tourist season, which ran from April to October, Scone Palace has sold a record 42,500 scones.
When to visit
Scone Palace is closed now for the winter season. However, visitors can still enjoy the Scone in the Palace coffee shop throughout the winter months of November, December, February and March when there is free admission to the grounds and gardens.
Opening times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 4pm.
For more information visit www.scone-palace.co.uk.