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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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Address: Balhousie Castle | Hay Street, Perth PH1 5 HR, 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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Wonderful,moving place to visit

Visited to see The Weeping Window display. What a lovely moving sight and well worth visiting. The museum and visual displays on show make for a very interesting visit and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anne187064
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited to see The Weeping Window display. What a lovely moving sight and well worth visiting. The museum and visual displays on show make for a very interesting visit and I intend to go again. The cafe and shop are first class and I found all staff to be so friendly and helpful.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst in Perth we visited this museum and were delighted by what we found. The information on the Black Watch was displayed using a variety of media in this delightful 12th century building. The staff were some of the friendliest and professional that we have come across at any museum we have visited. The fantastic weeping poppies display and delicious... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

was a great experience and visit. All the people so friendly and helpful. Went to shop and had a coffee in the café which was lovely

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely visit to see the poppies they are wonderful and we would suggest a visit if you in the area! everyone is so friendly even the parking attendents who find you a space when you get there!

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

Visited the museum while there to see The Weeping Window installation. The Black Watch Museum is well worth a visit with loads of exhibits and displays. The museum has different room concentrating on different periods in the regiments history. Adult admission was £7.50 Nice to see the poppy display which is free.. but interesting and worthwhile to visit the museum.

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Thank you for your review, we are delighted you had a worthwhile experience whilst visiting the Home of The Black Watch. We also have an option to take a guided tour, 10am and 1pm throughout the summer. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Follow the poppy trail and end up here, the weeping window is a must see and it's free. Didn't do the museum tour this time. Cafe and shop on site too.Take the alternate route back to the town centre and visit Perth Cathedral on the way.

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Thank Jodiewodie2013
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Thank you for your visit. We love the Poppy trail and are delighted you found it useful and managed to see more of our fair city. More 

Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Slight draw back you are best advised to use park and ride during the exhibition of the poppies but excellent museum and tea room.

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

Utterly delightful day out. Very pleasant welcome and given lovely Brochure, no charge , donation of £2 was advised. Actually folks were filling the jar with £10 notes. You walk around a laid out pathway and cameras were a must. It was amazing exhibit. Sun is a tease as you walk round the poppies change colour with the daylight .... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit on a quieter day, rain was the reason for that. The poppies are very spectacular and form a great feature. Following that the cafe having shortbread in the shape of a poppy was a nice touch. Just be aware in wet conditions it gets slippy on the grass.

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Exeter, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum on our way home after a holiday in Thurso. Handily on the A9 with parking close by. The Weeping Window installation looks fantastic and it was good to see it again after a visit to the Tower of London in 2014. The cafe was not very busy but the staff seemed pushed. We waited almost 15... More 

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