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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Balhousie Castle Hay Street | Balhousie Castle, Perth PH1 5HR, Scotland
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+44 1738 638152
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All reviews weeping window poppy display military history well worth a visit scottish regiment guided tour first world war gift shop great cafe north inch coffee and cake interesting visit cakes couple of hours helpful staff city centre great place to visit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely laid out as everything is chronological - this makes it more logical as you move through the years to the current day. An excellent display of military history, medals and uniforms etc - thoroughly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chris252508
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation to future visitors.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on the way back to our hotel after visiting Glammis. No culture/history overload as exhibits were well displayed and told a good story of the Black Watch -- surprised to learn that they had never served in Aden - but certainly travelled to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AddVis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enthusiastic staff in the museum and interesting and well set out galleries. Just had tea and ginger and honey scones in coffee shop but found the staff attentive and food good.

Thank sparsonage825
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. We are delighted you found the Museum interesting and enjoyed the Castle Cafe scones. We hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so disappointed by our visit to the museum cafe. The museum is excellent and the staff really helpful. However, the service in the cafe was awful and the staff really grumpy. It was busy but when we asked for an update on our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jsharplondon
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We are disappointed to hear about your experience at the Castle Cafe as our team take great pride in serving quality food with exceptional service it is therefore concerning that your perceived our staff to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here but expected more than the basic, slightly unadventurous food. Haggis Neeps & Tatties Clapshot was as bland as any I’ve ever had and the macaroni cheese was desperately “uncheesey” with dry pasta in a thin, less than cheesey sauce - all short...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FairCityFrasie
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. The Museum is an interesting visit where The Black Watch story is told through a wide variety of objects, paintings and stories; we are pleased you found this to be exceptional. We are disappointed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle fairly interesting exhibits but guide rambled on a bit Grounds pretty Worth an hour of your time

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FJB774
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early too early for a tour but chose to wander round ourselves. An off duty volunteer guide took us under his wing. He told us stories, listened to our questions, doing his best to be truthful and helpful. He was keen and enthusiastic....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ChristineH4467
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted you had a great time at the Castle and Museum. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 14, 2019

I called in here on a tour of Scotland,and I’m so glad I did. Spectacular place,and the staff are so enthusiastic and informative. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank freddiedoncaster
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted you called in on us too! Thank you for the lovely review and recommendation to future travellers.

Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed another lunch at the cafe today. I always go for the soup - today’s was curried vegetable soup. Delicious! I love the soda farl which comes with the soup - it would be great to get more of it, either a second...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank EstAmalfi
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear you enjoy the Castle Cafe soup. The team do create some delicious combinations and the farl bread is such a tasty addition.

Reviewed July 8, 2019

Recommend using Google maps to find your way if driving as it is located off the main roads in Perth. Lovely building displaying a good amount of history about the regiment. Recommend visiting the cafe as the scones with local jam and cream were delicious....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank minsterman66
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We agree, the scones, jam and cream are delicious and are a favourite with staff and visitors alike! For visitors driving to see us we find that the well positioned brown tourist information road signs are also a great guide...More

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FrequentFlier89305
October 27, 2018|
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Response from 709leo | Property representative |
Hello, We do have a wheelchair for visitor use. If you give us a call (01738 638152) and let us know the date you plan to visit we can reserve this for you.
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catherine c
August 6, 2018|
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Yes, we have a free car park for our visitors.
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Ted G
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Yes large car park
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