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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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Address: Balhousie Castle Hay Street | Hay Street, Perth PH1 5HR, Scotland
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+44 1738 638152
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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 Interesting and informative.

We visited at a quiet time and this was fantastic for is museum. It's not very big, but there is plenty of information about the Black Watch. Prices are reasonable at £7.50 for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Brian B
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited at a quiet time and this was fantastic for is museum. It's not very big, but there is plenty of information about the Black Watch. Prices are reasonable at £7.50 for an adult, £6 concession and £3.50 child. The cafe prices are good and the quality of the food is also good. The museum takes you through the... More 

Thank Brian B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Afternoon tea here was really nice. You often have to wait for a table but it is well worth the wait. Staff attentive. Choice of sandwiches was good and scones and cakes just lovely. I'll be back,.

Thank Christine4070
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here yesterday with the wife. The castle itsel was interesting with plenty to see and all explained well either by video or little cards They had a trench thing set up like world war one and a guy explaining what it was like being in the trenches which was very interesting Theres a nice wee restaurant cafe too which... More 

Thank batman21685
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely display visited twice, first with family member & then with friends. Service in the restaurant very poor, but plenty of room. On first visit we left because no one came to serve us after being there for 15 minutes.

Thank June M
709leo, Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and I will pass this to our team. We always strive to deliver world class service in our Copper Beech Café, and take pride in our professional delivery. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future to demonstrate this. More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great friendly welcome from the chap on duty at the door....an instant welcome! So much room..... I hate almost sitting with the family next to us. Excellent service, happy and chatty staff, very welcoming, knowledgeable, no time wasted, great food in a great, quiet and private location with good out of town parking. All on the flat for wheel... More 

Thank Allan K
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been to see the amazing poppies on display three times last year with various visitors and had decided to come back to see the museum itself which is excellent . Very helpful staff at reception welcomed us to the museum . I will definitely visit again as there was so much to see . Ten year old grandson said... More 

Thank elizabethjl2016
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here when the poppies were being displayed twice actually! Brilliant service, food is great but most of all you have loads of room. Can't fault anything and a nice relaxing ambience. Thankyou and sorry I took so long.

Thank Seonaidh2015
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the museum for the history of a proud fighting force The shop is interesting and has something for everyone The restaurant has a great menu and light and airy had a very pleasant afternoon

Thank dbrailsford8
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we popped in here after looking at the good reviews about it,we were greeted by a very friendly elderly man who was most helpful,the staff at the shop where you get the tickets where lovely to,very friendly and welcoming,the museum itself was both interesting and sad as makes you realise how hard it must have been then and how many... More 

Thank lornx2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful display of the weeping window ceramic poppies. Didn't go on the museum tour but did visit the gift shop.

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