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Amazing how it's just standing there on the road. Probably not worth an extra trip, but stop if... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Leftover from the march of progress

The Barracks Arch was supposed to be demolished with the rest of the Barracks, which once held... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

The Arch is all that remains of the Pensioner Barracks and dates to 1866. In the 1960's the Government decided to demolish the buildings that comprised the Barracks; this caused a public outcry and the Royal Western Australian Historical Society formed a Barracks Defence Council....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

I'm surprised Barracks Arch isn't rated higher on Trip Advisor as it's one of my favourite places. It's a great view heading west on St George's Terrace to see Barracks Arch at the top of the hill, and it's a great piece of Perth history....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

The arch is all that's left of the old barracks when it was demolished to make way for the motorway. The arch was also going to be demolished probably for political reasons as it obstructed the views from parliament on the hill behind. However, a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Amazing how it's just standing there on the road. Probably not worth an extra trip, but stop if you're passing.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank esptm
Reviewed August 26, 2016

The BArracks Arch is just that an arch with nothing behind it. The drive up to it is nice with all the roses when in blooms the smell is enchanting

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

The Barracks Arch was supposed to be demolished with the rest of the Barracks, which once held former soldiers. Courageous resistance by several people, including Peter Durack MLA, prevented this wanton vandalism. The reason the politicians didn't like the Barracks was that it spoiled the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed April 24, 2016

The arch is at the junction of Malcolm Street and St Georges Terrace in the city. It was once the entrance to the Army Barracks (aka “Pensioner Guards Barracks”) which was built in the mid 1860’s. It almost got knocked down when they built the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed March 11, 2016

The Barracks are 150 years old. They once held the guards who looked after he convicts.. Like most Perth public buildings from the colonial period, the Barracks are made of brick and were intended to look like a castle In 1961, the State Government attempted...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Good to have a close up look of this famous landmark. The stories it could tell of what has changed here over the last 100 years! So glad it was kept when so many torn down.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank ctrgirl
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I love Barracks Arch - although it wouldn't be for you if you're not interested in historic buildings. It's a beautiful arch at the western end of St. George's Terrace, and if you want to find out the history of the arch, read the plaque...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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