The Stone of Scone, also known as the Coronation Stone or the Stone of Destiny, until very recently rested on a shelf beneath the seat of the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey in London (it has now been returned to Scotland).

The Stone of Scone, also known as the Coronation Stone or the Stone of Destiny, until very recently rested on a shelf beneath the seat of the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey in London (it has now been returned to Scotland).

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9 Kings of Scots were enthroned on the Stone of Scone. Stolen by the English in 1296, it was returned to Edinburgh Castle in 1996

9 Kings of Scots were enthroned on the Stone of Scone. Stolen by the English in 1296, it was returned to Edinburgh Castle in 1996

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The Stone of Scone, Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fàil, also known as the Stone of Destiny and often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone, is an oblong block of red sandstone, used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and later the monarchs of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

The Stone of Scone, Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fàil, also known as the Stone of Destiny and often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone, is an oblong block of red sandstone, used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and later the monarchs of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

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Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey shows the Scot's Stone of Scone beneath the seat.  The stone has been returned to Scotland since it is their coronation stone.  The English had it for over 700 years and just returned it in 1996. I've seen the stone as well as this chair.  The stone is kept in the Crown Room at Edinburgh Castle, but will be returned to this chair during any coronations.

Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey shows the Scot's Stone of Scone beneath the seat. The stone has been returned to Scotland since it is their coronation stone. The English had it for over 700 years and just returned it in 1996. I've seen the stone as well as this chair. The stone is kept in the Crown Room at Edinburgh Castle, but will be returned to this chair during any coronations.

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Stone of Scone, Stone of Destiny, Westminster coronation chair, where generations of Scottish monarchs since the 9th century were crowned - now in Edinburgh Castle

Stone of Scone, Stone of Destiny, Westminster coronation chair, where generations of Scottish monarchs since the 9th century were crowned - now in Edinburgh Castle

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Stone of Scone/The Stone of Destiny ~ On St Andrews Day, 30th November 1996, Scotland's coronation stone, the Stone of Destiny, was installed in Edinburgh Castle.

Stone of Scone/The Stone of Destiny ~ On St Andrews Day, 30th November 1996, Scotland's coronation stone, the Stone of Destiny, was installed in Edinburgh Castle.

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King Edward's Chair is the throne used for the monarch's coronation. It was commissioned in 1296 by King Edward I built to contain the coronation stone of Scotland (the Stone of Scone).

King Edward's Chair is the throne used for the monarch's coronation. It was commissioned in 1296 by King Edward I built to contain the coronation stone of Scotland (the Stone of Scone).

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Legend says that the Stone of Destiny was used as a pillow by Jacob in biblical times. It was believed to have been brought to Scotland in the 9th century. (Other experts suggest it was quarried in the Oban area)

Legend says that the Stone of Destiny was used as a pillow by Jacob in biblical times. It was believed to have been brought to Scotland in the 9th century. (Other experts suggest it was quarried in the Oban area)

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The gardens of Scone Palace feature Moot Hill, the mound was said to have been created by pilgrims each carrying a bootful of soil to the site in a gesture of fealty to the king. A replica of the Stone of Scone sits on Moot Hill, where coronations occurred. Elsewhere in the garden, there is a modern day maze created of hedges. Must go here!

The gardens of Scone Palace feature Moot Hill, the mound was said to have been created by pilgrims each carrying a bootful of soil to the site in a gesture of fealty to the king. A replica of the Stone of Scone sits on Moot Hill, where coronations occurred. Elsewhere in the garden, there is a modern day maze created of hedges. Must go here!

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