The Black Watch Castle & Museum

The Black Watch Castle & Museum, Perth

The Black Watch Castle & Museum

The Black Watch Castle & Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • Castles
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Black Watch Castle and Museum is a 5 star multi- award winning visitor attraction located in the Perth. The Black Watch Museum is housed within the historic Balhousie Castle, the origins of which are said to date back to the 12th century. A visit to the ancestral Home of The Black Watch brings this colourful Highland Regiment’s history to life, through artefacts, personal stories and interactive displays. Relax and unwind in the welcome ambience of the Castle Cafe. The seasonal menu offers an appealing selection of meals, snacks, soups, desserts and afternoon tea created with quality ingredients of local provenance. Browse the popular Castle Gift Shop to find a range of quality gifts, regimental memorabilia and branded products with an emphasis on providing an enjoyable shopping experience within a Scottish Castle. The venue is a unique and compelling location which can also host weddings, offer private dining, exclusive use of the Castle, group and bespoke tours.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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954 reviews
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carolliddell3
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
Disappointed
Aug 2020 • Couples
Bought an itison voucher for brunch and tour nov 2019.Booked the brunch and tour for24th March 2020.On 20thMarch they called and cancelled due to Covid lockdown but they would get in touch when they opened again.Never happened so as we are going into level 0 I called to use my voucher. Too late apparently and I have to fight Itison to get my money back . They offered me a complimentary tour and suggested I buy my own brunch ! They say my contract is with Itison not them yet it was them that “ deferred” not cancelled my visit . Very disappointed. The complimentary tour offered is the same price as the money I have already paid so not really complimentary for me.
Written July 15, 2021
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Ramsay M
Tranent6 contributions
Museum visit and Lunch
Jun 2021
Visiting the home of the Black Watch is always an enjoyable experience particularly when accompanied by a very good lunch in the attached café.
Written June 23, 2021
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Beverley P
Blackpool, UK77 contributions
Excellent, even if rushed due to only having an hour to visit
Jun 2021
Lovely place, allow yourself time to really take in the history of the Black Watch, so much to read and find out about. We only had time for a flying visit but a good excuse for a trip back there.
Written June 3, 2021
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Tedoi
Birmingham, UK44 contributions
informative museum
May 2021
this far exceeded expectations, great stuff on the Black Watch, c19th century stuff particularly good, I thought
Written June 2, 2021
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Nilindy
Glasgow, UK1,091 contributions
Excellent food and service.
May 2021
As others have indicted we can only repeat that we experienced excellent service, surroundings and food. We ate in the Copper Beech Café. Well spaced and screened. Spotless.

Cullen skink and open sandwiches on brown bread hit the spot. Croutons and dressing improved our least favourite salad - rocket to a high level.

Toilets scrupulously maintained and regulated during these Covid days.
Written May 17, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the service, food and surroundings and hope you can come back soon.
Written July 23, 2021
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u01alm8
Aberdeen, UK16 contributions
Disappointing cakes
Apr 2021 • Friends
Popped into get some cakes/traybakes to take home for my family. I don’t mind paying for good quality, but unfortunately
the coffee and walnut cake was very dry, and the portion size of the malteaser traybake and double biscuit were disappointing.
Written April 20, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear about your experience as our aim is provide a good quality offering. Please contact us on manager@theblackwatch.co.uk so we can discuss your experience further.
Written May 7, 2021
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LittleScottishTreasures - Magical Tours
Dunfermline, UK208 contributions
Excellent food and service.
Feb 2020
When in Perth, Little Scottish Treasures like to take our guests here for lunch as the service is superb and the food is excellent. A nice open space where we have never had any issues even though we do turn up with large groups who do not tend to speak English.
Written November 17, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback. We are always pleased to welcome you and your guests.
Written December 1, 2020
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MarkyMark1978
Manchester13 contributions
Hidden gem!
Oct 2020
We visited on a very wet day initially to pass some time out of the rain but were so glad we did. The staff were so friendly and made a real fuss of our daughter to give her a really interactive experience, all within the confines of the current restrictions. Thank you to Fiona for coming to find us as we wandered round and talking us through some of the displays and letting our daughter try on some of the costumes.
Written November 2, 2020
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709leo
We are glad you visited too! Thank you for your positive feedback and we will be sure to pass your thanks onto Fiona.
Written November 3, 2020
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Alex S
Yorkshire6 contributions
Family trip
Oct 2020 • Family
Really good museum, staff were super friendly and keen to make you feel welcome! Fascinating history of the Black Watch and very accessible for all!!
Written October 29, 2020
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Thank you for giving us a 5 star review.
Written December 1, 2020
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Helen M
144 contributions
Beautiful space, interesting history
Oct 2020 • Couples
Warm welcome, Covid rules explained, beautiful area to take your time wandering through. We learnt so much and enjoyed the visit. Some fascinating artefacts.

Our favourites were :
The St. Valery helmet,
The Birkenhead Claret Jugs,
Cartoon of a Blackwatch soldier playing Napoleon like a set of bagpipes,
The Tack Biscuit postcard.

Written October 21, 2020
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Thank you for taking this time to give us your feedback. The Museum certainly has some fascinating objects. The tack biscuit postcard is a highlight amongst our team!
Written October 22, 2020
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The Black Watch Castle & Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM