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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
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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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Knowledge of staff and guides is exceptional

Draws you into the big picture of what the regiment had done. Got to see the real thing, even gat the chance to speak to the back-office staff and had a real eye-opener.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sandra B
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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Draws you into the big picture of what the regiment had done. Got to see the real thing, even gat the chance to speak to the back-office staff and had a real eye-opener.

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Thank Sandra B
scotland united kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great visit with friends. It was really interesting visiting Castle. Also shop and tearoom is a must. Loads to choose from

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Thank annmckay84
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staff excellent from tour guide,cafe staff,shopstaff.food as good as you get.within walking distance from city centre.museum very interesting.

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Thank Robbie S
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit. Interesting history and exhibits. Did a great job when they had the poppies flowing from an upper window down into the grounds. The restaurant also provides good food. Ample parking normally and fairly close to Perth city centre with plenty of good eating places and shopping.

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Thank John H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Poppies from the Tower of London display were touring the country and featured at the Black Watch museum for a limited period. Although a fragment of the Tower of London display they represented each Black Watch Soldier who died and as such to the local area the numbers were stunningly significant.

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Thank Room88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Perth I would highly recommend a visit to this museum.It is very interesting, full of information and has a huge range of military items old and new.The staff in the museum are very friendly and helpful...children are made very welcome too! The cafe is great for snacks,lunches or cakes and is very reasonably peiced .The shop... More 

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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the Black Watch regiment was well presented and interesting. The shop was well stocked. The cafe provided nourishing food with a good choice of items.

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Thank Margaret L
Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a must for military enthusiasts. Its is a worthy tribute to the men of the black watch. Excellent café as well.

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Thank DurhamAlan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the trip. The staff are VERY friendly. (A Scottish tradition) Also a part of their history that the Scotts are very proud of.

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Thank Vsjego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If in Perth I would go back there. Amazing collection and really good staff. The grounds around the castle are beautiful as well, and truly worth a walk.

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