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Address: Balhousie Castle Hay Street | Hay Street, Perth PH1 5HR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1738 638152
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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 in on our departure from Perth and could have stayed longer. Good location but parking could be a problem so check. We were lucky and parked outside. Lots of how the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in on our departure from Perth and could have stayed longer. Good location but parking could be a problem so check. We were lucky and parked outside. Lots of how the regiment came into being and its links to the Jacobite uprising. Lots of history and a shame the UK has let lots of good regiments wither away.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really nice friendly place to meet friends. Food always excellent.Can be quite pricey but food always fresh and good variety. Lovely friendly staff. Quite often busy so recommend booking

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb collection of memorabilia and medals of the black watch. Very welcoming, very engrossing. The cafe is a treat and very busy at lunchtimes.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a super visit on a beautiful day. The Weeping Window was worth seeing as was the Black Watch museum. The shop had some lovely gift ideas.

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Thank NormaC748
Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum may seem to appeal only to those with an interest in military history. Don't dismiss it though if military history isn't really your thing. Actually, it's a great place to visit for anyone. The uniforms and weaponry are impressive, but the personal stories and the social history stories are fascinating. It's located in the South Inch park, where... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is well worth a visit, really interesting, and do allow time to have tea and fresh baked cake in the lovely cafe too. We didn't know they had a cafe (and you don't have to go to the museum to use it) so will be popping in again soon.

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Thank FiadhFiadh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Black watch museum very intressting place lots of information a very nice shop to buy your souvenirs and a very good cafe all the staff are excellent all in all a nice morning out and finding out all about the black watch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this muesum as it was near us when we stayed in Scotland. Very interesting but quite small. Only takes around an hour to look round. Reasonable prices and some days they will have discounts

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in Perth for the RSCDS AGM weekend and this was a great spot to come for a mid morning coffee and cake break. We were going to come back for lunch but it was fully booked (must remember next time). Service was very friendly and attentive (although they seemed to be struggling with the new smart phones they were... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review covers the cafe attached to the museum, not the museum itself. I spent a weekend in Perth at a conference in the nearby Bell's Sports Centre and had lunch in this cafe on both the Friday and Saturday. On Friday there were just two of us. On the Saturday we had booked for a party of about 30... More 

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