What is Scone famous for?

What is Scone famous for?

the horse capital of Australia
Known as the horse capital of Australia, the historic town of Scone is home to dozens of studs and world-class thoroughbred breeders. Explore the area on horseback, and enjoy the spectacular World Heritage wilderness that surrounds the area.

Is Scone a good place to live?

AFFORDABLE AND RELAXED, SCONE HAS THE BENEFITS OF A COUNTRY TOWN WITH FAMILIAR, FRIENDLY FACES AND TRUE COUNTRY EXPERIENCES. Scone is less than 3 hours from Sydney, two hours to Newcastle and one and a half hours to Tamworth. Country experiences are plentiful, and also affordable.

Why is Scone NSW called Scone?

Origin of Name The name Scone comes from Scotland where it was the home of the Scottish kings and the site of their coronation. It replaced the name Invermein which was the name of the first settlement which was locally known as St Aubins. Scone was officially gazetted in 1837.

What’s the population of Scone New South Wales?

Scone, New South Wales

Scone New South Wales
Population 5,624 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2337
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Location 271 km (168 mi) N of Sydney 153 km (95 mi) NW of Newcastle 27 km (17 mi) N of Muswellbrook 40 km (25 mi) S of Murrurundi 131 km (81 mi) S of Tamworth

How do Scottish pronounce scone?

Following etiquette, the correct pronunciation of scone is ‘skon’, to rhyme with ‘gone’, rather than ‘skone’ to rhyme with ‘bone’.

Is there an airport in scone?

Scone Regional Airport (the Airport) is a registered general aviation airport, servicing the town of Scone and the Upper Hunter region. The commercial activities located at the Airport include charter flights, aerial agriculture, flight training, aircraft manufacturing and aircraft maintenance.

What is there to do in Scone?

Scone Activities

  • Attraction. Washpools picnic area and viewing platform.
  • Attraction. Aberdeen Golf Club.
  • Food and drink. Take A Break Cafe Murrurundi.
  • Food and drink. The Cottage.
  • Attraction. Towarri National Park.
  • Attraction. Burning Mountain Nature Reserve.
  • Tours. Pay’s Aviation.
  • Attraction. Barrington trail.

Where is the horse capital of Australia?

Scone is the largest town in the Shire and located on the New England Highway 80km north of Singleton and 130km south of Tamworth. Rich in agriculture and horse breeding, Scone and surrounds supports over 70 horse breeding studs and is home to a world class thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.

Why is Scone the horse capital?

The Scone Shire is situated in an area called the Upper Hunter Valley, and is proudly known as the Horse Capital of Australia. The climate and geography of the region make an excellent environment for the breeding, training and care of thoroughbred horses.

How many houses are in a scone?


All private dwellings 2,510
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,318
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $250

What is the horse capital of Australia?

Scone – Horse Capital of Australia.

Where is Scone on the map?

Welcome to the Scone google satellite map! This place is situated in Scone, New South Wales, Australia, its geographical coordinates are 32° 5′ 0″ South, 150° 51′ 0″ East and its original name (with diacritics) is Scone. See Scone photos and images from satellite below, explore the aerial photographs of Scone in Australia.

Scone is in a farming area and is also noted for breeding Thoroughbred racehorses. It is known as the ‘Horse capital of Australia’. First inhabitants of the region were the Wonnarua & Gamilaroi Aboriginal Peoples.

What happens at the Scone Festival?

The main event is a horse racing carnival featuring the prestigious Scone Cup, one of the richest country racing days in New South Wales and Australia. Small celebrations are also a key part of the festival and include schools, businesses, public events and sports centres.

What is the history of the Scone library?

One of the first educational groups to be established in New South Wales was a reading society, The Scone Book Society, formed in 1841. This later became the Scone School of Arts, a Mechanics’ Institute and library, which occupied buildings in Kingdon Street (1873-1917) and Kelly Street (1924-1954).