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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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This was absolutely stunning we were there in the morning the sun was shining and it was beautiful the gift shop has a good selection of nice things and all the staff and... read more

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was absolutely stunning we were there in the morning the sun was shining and it was beautiful the gift shop has a good selection of nice things and all the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a very good insight into the Black Watch history. The staff were very helpful and went out of their way to see that you enjoyed the tour. After we went round museum we went into the cafe again food was well prepared and staff very helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to see the poppy display at the Weeping Window, which was just as, if not more, touching as the London display. Unfortunately, due to construction on the A9 we were a bit short on time and so didn't have time to see the rest of the museum, which was a pity as what we could see in association... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Specifically went to the Black Watch Castle to see the magnificent weeping window display. Not the same wow factor as when it was at the Tower of London, but non the less it was done beautifully. A fitting tribute to the fallen. Very poignant.

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Armadale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful visit to The Black Watch Museum. The cascade of poppies in the Weeping Window display is beautiful. What a moving tribute to those who gave their lives in WW1. We had a guided tour and our Guide (Bill MacPherson) was terrific. I would recommend this tour. We were then free to wander round at our leisure. He even contacted... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited to see the poppies the museum is a really interesting and emotive place. Staff are very helpful there is also a good restaurant

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Thank Sheana M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An absolutely stunning place and the poppies were amazing. Would recommend a visit. The tribute to the fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan was very moving.

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bleeding poppies display was a huge disappointment. Had been hyped up to be well worth a visit by all the signposting

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Driving in to Perth we kept seeing signs for poppy event so called in at the tourist information to see what it was about. Thank goodness we did. We were there just before it finishes. An art installation by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. This is a stunning design made up of individual ceramic poppies. Entry was by donation and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only had time to visit the weeping window poppies this morning, not the museum itself (though we will go back to see that) as the poppies will not be there much longer. A simple, yet very beautiful, dignified, and poignant display, that you can get up close to, while still allowing you the time and space for moments of... More 

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