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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
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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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we always enjoy this place for lunch. So sympathetically designed an addition to the striking Castle. Lots and lots of space in the restaurant. Popular in the mornings for young... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we always enjoy this place for lunch. So sympathetically designed an addition to the striking Castle. Lots and lots of space in the restaurant. Popular in the mornings for young Mum's with babies/toddlers to meet up for coffee. I'm sure one of the reasons is the space for buggies etc between the tables. No-one feels at all cramped. The large... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to the brilliant cafe all the time but had never gone to the museum. So when we got a discount voucher so decided to take the opportunity and visit the museum. There was a lot to see and it is over a few floors with lots of different rooms to go in to, each foci sing on a... More 

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Thank Jill M
County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice afternoon spent wandering around this museum and then in the lovely cafe, ran by volunteers, especially great if you have kids, they have dress up available and you can touch some of the exhibits

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Thank Gill C
Scotland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regular user of the cafe - perfectly placed for after a walk round North Inch. Staff great, as is the food.

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Thank Colin C
Perth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I live near Perth and only discovered this in the past year. The setting is lovely on the edge and of the north inch and the food is terrific. It's tucked away from the hustle and bustle if the city centre yet still within walking distance or a short car journey away. There is no problems parking either and there's... More 

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Thank jan m
Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

an interesting place to walk round the museum and good history the café does meals and scones which are both good

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Thank billy279
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Easy free parking, freshly made food from a scone to a full meal. Always a place for you with a nice gift shop and very unusual cards. All ages welcome and catered for. We visit several times each week. The Museum is a must for those with a military interest.

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Thank aberfeldy2
Kilwinning
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We finally got around to visiting the Black Watch Museum after years of saying we would and years of missing out on a great experience. The Staff are helpful and friendly and go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your visit. The history behind the Black Watch is amazing and seeing what the Regiment is all about and... More 

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Thank Alexandra K
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Good food and attentive staff - a nice relaxed atmosphere for a family breakfast on a sunday. The food is great, and there is a very good choice. The large breakfast would appear to be overpriced, but was good anyway. Very child friendly

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Ross-on-Wye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

At first sight the venue suggests that the visit will be all over in a very short time. The reality was rather different. The museum has an exceptional collection which is displayed extremely well with everything labeled. To keep youngsters happy there are opportunities for them (and others) to dress up etc. Although physically quite small we took a little... More 

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