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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Address: Balhousie Castle | Hay Street, Perth PH1 5 HR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738 638 152
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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Black Watch Castle & Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle. The Castle...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had a lovely cake and coffee here. Nice atmosphere and service was good. Compares favourably to other coffee shops. Nice to have a wander round the gift shop too. Will definitely be back.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The remodelled museum, designed by Scottish firm Anta, is informative and moving with a good use of technology. There's also a superb café and shop.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
166 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

An excellent museum which contains lots of uniforms, artefacts, and flags of the 42nd Highlanders and the sister regiment. I love this museum as it has a real family feel, as most of the soldiers in the regiment knew each other or were actually related. The museum staff are friendly and very knowledgable about the history of the regiment -... More 

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perth scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

great to see the castle restored and built to a high standard with the new shop and restruant and with a high class of staff for your every needs

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West Wemyss, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A little expensive for admission but if it is raining in Perth or you are a military guy then you will find this fills in a morning or afternoon.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Great historical Museum on a famous Scottish Regiment. Very well done and great for 10 years and up. Copper Beeches restaurant served fantastic soups and sandwiches along with coffees, teas and sweets.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Service is always so efficient and courteous. The food is fresh and tasty, and the atmosphere is very welcoming.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This museum is beautiful and well laid out with a rich collection. There is a lot of information here and I didn't manage to take it all in despite spending nearly 2 hours in there, however I would definitely return. Well worth a visit, even if you are not particularly interested in military history.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I visited yesterday and we both really enjoyed the visit , it has good parking facilities and cafe /shop , worth every bit of the seven pound fifty each that we paid entrance fee, and you can go in come out to the cafe and then go back in again if you wish too. If you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited the torch light tour of The Black Watch Museum on Saturday 1/11/14@7.30pm ( the lady very kindly squeezed us in as we hadn't realised we should have booked. Maybe needed a bit more publicity). The tour was brilliant with really informative characters and loads of interaction with the audience. The stories really brought the stark reality of WW1... More 

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