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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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Address: Balhousie Castle | Hay Street, Perth PH1 5 HR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738 638 152
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Black Watch Castle & Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic...
The Black Watch Castle & Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle. The Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds. The Museum Uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and reminiscences bring to life the proud military heritage of this family regiment. The collection contains significant items that have been gathered by the Regiment throughout its history, right up to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. *Shop* The Black Watch Museum Shop, based in the Castle, stocks a range of unique and exclusive gift items. It includes a clothing range, silver statues, jewellery as well as specialist highland dress items such as dirks and sgian dubhs. *The Copper Beech Cafe* The Copper Beech Cafe offers visitors an ideal location to relax during their visit to the Castle & Museum. We aim to offer fresh and local produce and pride ourselves on our home baking.
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lovely polite staff. Nice coffee and nice surroundings. Quite a busy place but we only had wait a minute or two to be seated. As I said it was a nice coffee served by smiling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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PERTH SCOTLAND
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

lovely polite staff. Nice coffee and nice surroundings. Quite a busy place but we only had wait a minute or two to be seated. As I said it was a nice coffee served by smiling helpful staff

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This museum is all about the Black Watch regiment. We decided to take the tour offered (£10). Well worth the money as we had Richard the Museum archivist taking us round and he brought the exhibits to life. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

brilliant, informative, staff helpful and friendly, good gift shop, easily accessible. videos to watch and lots to see, grounds are lovely too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was sent here from Edinburgh castle as I've been researching relatives in the first and Second World War. What lovely staff😀 all volunteers, were extremely helpful in helping me. My hubby & I did the guided tour and was worth every penny. There is a cafe next door where we had a delicious morning tea.. I would recommend this... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Really good museum relating to the Black Watch Regiment, excellent visual displays with informative information. Stunning exhibits especially the mess silver and Victoria Crosses.

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent museum with modern displays and very entertaining commentary, helpful friendly staff and a good way to spend a couple of rainy hours. Cafe looked good too although we didn't stay to eat.

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Dalry, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited on a very rainy day and had a wonderful time. Neil was so knowledgeable about the regiment. It is so well laid out covering the very earliest days of the Black Watch to the present day. There are some very poignant items especially the kilt belonging to Capt W D McL Stewart killed during the Battle of the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great place, you can spend hours here, as there so much history to discover about the Black Watch, very friendly staff who are very knowledgeable on the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Very impressed with the standard of the museum. Its beautifully set out and very informative. There was colouring stations for the kids and dressing up stuff in a couple of the rooms. The cafe is really good aswell and theres an excellent play park outside for the kids.

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We had meant to visit the museum before but never had the time, what a mistake? The museum was fascinating and worth the entrance fee. Britain seems to have been at war somewhere in the world for over two hundred years! The guide was very knowledgable. The restaurant is well worth a visit also good food and excellent service.

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