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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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Very impressed with the standard of the museum. Its beautifully set out and very informative. There was colouring stations for the kids and dressing up stuff in a couple of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Very impressed with the standard of the museum. Its beautifully set out and very informative. There was colouring stations for the kids and dressing up stuff in a couple of the rooms. The cafe is really good aswell and theres an excellent play park outside for the kids.

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We had meant to visit the museum before but never had the time, what a mistake? 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! The guide was very knowledgable. The restaurant is well worth a visit also good food and excellent service.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very informative. Iearnt a lot about the history of the regiment. Friendly, helpful staff and the museum is located in a lovely park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very informative museum with lots of local information. Their newly refurbished cafe does an excellent breakfast and coffee!

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Spotlessly clean, very helpful and knowledgeable staff, restaurant food very good and reasonably priced.

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

On a cold,wet day, this is the place to go in Perth. A very knowledgeable guide, a great range of well laid out exhibits and hands on material for children makes this museum a must see. It makes great use of the constraints of the building and is very easy to walk around.

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Was in Perth for a weekend break. As my grandfather was in the black watch decided to go and look Was very glad we did as it was very good. If you are I tested in history it was very good.

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Braunston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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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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