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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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There is always a warm greeting and the food is very good. The placce is very clean. The food is well prepared and value for money. We have been many times and have taken friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There is always a warm greeting and the food is very good. The placce is very clean. The food is well prepared and value for money. We have been many times and have taken friends.

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

Historic location with a gift shop and a place where you can have a nice lunch at a good price. Worth visiting in all types of weather's. Next to a sports centre and swing park .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

well worth a trip , staff helpful and informative, cafe attached requires booking in advance but they very helpfully fitted us in

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Located in a modern 'castle' by one of Perth's great riverside parks with free parking, this is an important place to visit. A dozen rooms take you through the history of the Black Watch from mid 18c to today, all well explained and displayed. The guides will add information and you can search the records for men who've served.

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out military museum- worth a visit if interested at all in Scottish and army history. Pleasant cafe/restaurant attached too and a good shop for momentoes

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Castle has been done up to a good standard and the exhibits are displayed brilliantly. Very informative info boards, pictures etc. real relics over the years of history. Wife was able to find her uncles name in the roll of honour. Lots to learn. The shop and cafe were great too, quality gifts and excellent food for lunch time and... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Moving, interesting and full of excellent information and exhibits. Staff were keen to help and would recommend the coffee shop at the end of your tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you're a history buff, this would be the place to see in Perth. Museum is extremely informative and has a ton of stuff, you'd have to go multiple times to see it all. The best part was all of the human interest stories and facts about the soldiers/families and their experiences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a lovely museum, well kept and informative. There is lots to see and the grounds outside are nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent museum and guided tour by Roger that details the history of the Black Watch up to the present day, well worth a visit

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