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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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Fascinating museum, brought to life by the volunteer guide Jim who was delightful and informative. The cafe was excellent, with delicious homemade soups and cakes, and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Braunston, United Kingdom
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Braunston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating museum, brought to life by the volunteer guide Jim who was delightful and informative. The cafe was excellent, with delicious homemade soups and cakes, and friendly table service. The shop had a good array of things to buy with relevance to the Black Watch.

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Broxburn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited the museum on a short break to Perth. 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!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great place. Lots of information. So well kept and obviously loved and respected, as it should be. Staff welcoming and informative. A little disappointed that concessions don't stretch to other active service personnel. Great place. Amazing stained glass.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a fabulous lunch here. Great value for money. Have also been in a few times for coffee and some delicious home baking. There is a nice gift shop to browse in afterwards.

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Glamis, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderfull and interesting visit for everybody a must for all to see. Taking my grandchildren to see as the eldest is doing WW1 at school history and there is a special display on just now.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

calm, spacious area with a lovely menu and friendly staff. Was lovely to warm up after our walk round the inch.

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Scozia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Black watch café is a well presented modern café located in the new extension to the Black Watch Museum in Perth. The food is of a good quality with a simple menu offering pretty much the basics when it comes to café fare. The service is good and attentive and the atmosphere fine in the bright airy café area.... More 

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dundee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

great finding out more about the black watch, lovely café with great food, the staff were all really friendly and helpful.

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Alyth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Have enjoyed Cofee many times with friends here and lunch with Mum. Lovely food. A bit pricey but well worth it.

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Inverness, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I visited the refurbished Museum and Coffee Shop for the first time last Sunday. It was a great experience. Full marks to all those involved in making the Museum and Coffee Shop such a wonderful Visitor Attraction and a place to be proud off for veterans and their families to visit and learn about the exploits of... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive review! We are very glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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