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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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Address: Balhousie Castle Hay Street | Hay Street, Perth PH1 5HR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738 638 152
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 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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Stopped by after being in Perth, wow! What a find, so pleased we got to visit when we did they had the poppy station full of history def recommend and def worth a visit, price was... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Stopped by after being in Perth, wow! What a find, so pleased we got to visit when we did they had the poppy station full of history def recommend and def worth a visit, price was well worth the visit for entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Recently Stopped here on my way up to the Highlands, When we arrived it was very quiet the site was Dog friendly so my puppy came too, although he had more fun playing with the members of staff who insisted on watching him/ playing with him while i looked at the weeping window poppies which were stunning of course and... More 

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Thank harris_vicky
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was driving on the A9 past Perth when I got a glimpse of the poppy visit signage. Excellent. Hadn't seen any advertising and had recently missed the Mini Kelpies in Inverness, so didn't want to miss this. Beautiful day so the sun had a sparkling effect on the poppy red, perhaps making it all the more poignant, although I suspect... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped off on our way through Perth as we had read that this would be the only opportunity to see the poppies in mainland Scotland. The Weeping Window installation is spectacular with thousands of ceramic poppies sweeping down from the window ending spread out on the grass. A very thought-provoking display. It is free to view - no need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited briefly today after seeing a sign about the weeping poppies sculptures that are there until 25th September. This sculpture of poppies cascading from the window of the Black watch Castle window and down to the lawn represents the soldiers lives lost in WW1. This is free to see and is a beautiful, and poignant reminder of the sacrifice of... More 

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Insch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful to see the poppies and to have a wander through the museum. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. A really lovely exhibition and a very moving memorial. I hope alot of people cone to visit and make it very successful.

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Thank Hazel L
Kingskettle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The poppies are very beautiful cascading down from windows also visiting the museum I saw my great uncle name on the wall of honour and roll call also cafe is very good

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Thank Lynn R
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

5000 Poppies Wow! Beautiful display Donation to get in Tearooms and shop on site Beautifully manicured lawns Quite emotional

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Thank Gunn1963
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was there last Saturday afternoon very well looked after lots to see was looking for my uncles uniform from Korea but could not find as things change every so often will have to go back at some point well worth a visit

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Thank Colin A
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Please do not miss this chance to see the beautiful poppies cascading from the top floor window of Balhousie Castle. Very well presented and a popular visitor attraction in Perth too!!!

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