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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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Wonderful visit - very interesting

Co-incided with a war veterans parade which we really enjoyed. Well laid out museum, good range of exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Co-incided with a war veterans parade which we really enjoyed. Well laid out museum, good range of exhibits.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well set out presentation with many superb exhibits covering the history of the Black Watch Regiments. Gift shop well presented with excellent cafe. Plenty of parking, although we walked from Rosebank Guest House just around the corner.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We only visited the café we didn’t go for the tour, but the café / restaurant is very nice and blends well with the castle, some nice paintings on the walls, the food was good and reasonably priced so it was a good place to spend an hour with friends, the gift shop has some nice items many with the... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

the complete history of The Black Watch, why it was raised, how it got its name, why they wear a Red Hackle. from 1746 to the present day, famous battles like Ticonderoga and The Hook in korea

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took the kids here as our local museum was closed. Well they definitely surpassed all our expectations. I thought the kids would be a bored with all the memorabilia but far from it. Due mainly to the treasure hunt they were sent on. They loved it and so did I. We can't wait to go back again.

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Such a great museum - you need around 2 hours to fully appreciate and a lovely cafe for afterwards if you need a break and also a great gift shop

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lovely place, lovely staff and good cup of tea! Definitely will go back. really nice setting and free parking too.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After an amazing balloon trip over Perth, we decided to have a 9 a.m breakfast at this museum cafe. The food turned out to be very good, vey tasty, but the initial welcome at the cafe entrance left a lot to be desired. The restaurant had only two tables out of about 20 taken, yet the manager stopped us and... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited The Black Watch Museum as my grandfather was in the Black Watch. We had a great time there learning different things about the Black Watch Tours of duty extremely interesting and spent quite a while there. As it is a castle there is no access for disabled people, lots of stairs.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the positive review. I'm sorry you didn't realise there is a lift to the first floor, so the whole Museum is accessible to folk who have difficulty with stairs. It was something we thought was essential so... More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This cafe has been on our doorstep for a while and have always meant to visit it. Entered in the wrong door to start with so caused a bit of a wait for service as we hadn`t been seated by the staff. Not a long wait mind you. Once served the cakes were lovely and the staff very friendly. Will... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! I'm glad you had a good visit, despite the mix up while being seated. Hoping we can persuade you to visit the Museum sometime too - look our for 2-for-1 offers and free entry days! More 

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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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