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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Balhousie Castle | Hay Street, Perth PH1 5 HR, Scotland
01738 638 152
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Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Perth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place to go for lunch it's so tranquil. Plenty of parking spaces really is well worth a visit.

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Belford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a really well designed attraction. I only expected to be here for half an hour or so, but I stayed for over 3 hours, although part of that was down to the excellent quality of the cafe and the interesting shop which was far better than anywhere else I've visited. The exhibits were all clearly explained and laid... More

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Thanks for visiting the museum and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Black Watch Museum and stayed so long! More

UK
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308 reviews 308 reviews
167 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A fantastic display of memorabilia and exhibits charting the scottish highland regiment from its beginnings to its current status in the British Army. This is for all ages as there are interactive displays and engaging audio/video displays. The cafe is recommended with plenty of room and specials on offer which are good portions. I would recommend a good few hours... More

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Thanks for taking the time to give us such a brilliant review on Trip Advisor and we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum so much. More

Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Would recommend this to anyone. Will not be disappointed, great history, friendly , will make you very welcome.

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Kathryn H, Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a great review on Trip Advisor and we agree - they are the best regiment in the world! More

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Even if you are not military minded, this is a good place to visit. Brilliant staff and a well thought out museum. Having fairly recently been improved, the exhibits and rooms are very well thought out. The new cafe and shop are top notch. A good way to spend s few hours

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited here last month. We had limited time but would love to come back again and see the whole thing.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You learn something knew every time you go. There is so much History in the building and so much to see that you have to go back again.

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We are delighted that you enjoyed all your visits to the museum! Look forward to seeing you back again soon. More

Worthington, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This museum holds a thorough history on this famous military organization. From the mid 1700's to modern day conflicts in Afganistan, one learns to respect the dedication and professionalism of those who have served in the Black Watch.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This Museum just gets better and better. For anyone interested in the Black Watch this is a must with exhibits from all ages and to cover all campaigns. The history of this famous Regiment is all here and is so educational.

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I spent a couple of hours going round the galleries.The museum recently underwent a substantial refurbishment programme and everything was well set out. I find that many museums and attractions nowadays seem to be pitched at primary school children and good to find one which wasn't. Worth a visit if you are interested in military history.

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