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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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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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A gem of a Museum

visited here in May and had a most interesting time. Small Museum but it has a most interesting collction of items and information on the Black Watch from its formation to its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

visited here in May and had a most interesting time. Small Museum but it has a most interesting collction of items and information on the Black Watch from its formation to its position today in the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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Highland, Utah
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

ok. this is a most fabulous museum. the cafe was busy, but very enjoyable food. I am extremely grateful for the way they help the children with a paper with pictures to find and a prize at the end if you get them all. We had a problem with two and they came and helped us. They weren't even sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A friendly welcome at the gate set the tone for our visit. The reception staff were really helpful not only in taking our admission fee from us but also telling us about the different areas we could go, when the tour was on and also got us forms so we could find the service records of relatives who had served... More 

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Cremona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I particularly liked the display of the exhibits and the atmosphere of the castle, however I think the entrance fee is a bit too high for such a small museum.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The black watch is a very interesting rich in history about the Scottish Black Watch. It is well laid out with many interesting stories and artifacts and displays. Unfortunately the majority of the content is rooted in battles and war - which makes it a somber place to visit. Great gift shop with many unique items!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I am originally from Perth and my Granddad served in the BW during the war. It is a fasanating place to visit and kids will move it.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My Father having been a member of the Black Watch I thought it would be nice to find out more about this famous regiment, now part of the Scottish Regiment. The exhibition is in Balhousie Castle located on the North Inch just out side Perth city center. Going through the rooms of the castle you discover the history of the... More 

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Near Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great place for lunch in a restaurant extension which has been tastefully added to the original castle. The food choices are very good, tasty and good value. Didn't have time to visit the museum but it looked interesting.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

More interesting than I thought it would be. Good quality artefacts and presentations. Good gift and coffee shop.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Staff were helpfully and very understand that we had 4 children with us and that two of them were under 2 and needed high chairs. The food was nice and freshly made. It's in a great location with the North inch play park just minutes away.

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Additional Information about The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Address: Balhousie Castle | Hay Street, Perth PH1 5 HR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738 638 152
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Perth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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