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“Super refit”

The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 visit to the ancestral Home of The Black Watch brings this glorious Highland Regiment’s history vibrantly to life, through artefacts, personal stories and interactive displays. Relax and unwind in the welcome ambience of the Castle Cafe. The seasonal menu offers an appealing selection of meals, snacks, soups, desserts and afternoon tea created with quality ingredients of local provenance. Browse the popular Castle Gift Shop to find a range of quality gifts, regimental memorabilia and branded products with an emphasis on providing an enjoyable shopping experience within a Scottish Castle. The venue is a unique and compelling location which can also host weddings, offer private dining, exclusive use of the Castle, group and bespoke tours.
Reviewed September 24, 2013

The refurbished museum is superb and tells the BW story well, so much to see and excellent cafe on site. Staff and volunteers really welcoming and very informative ,

Thank LMac_12
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were in Perth in the morning and decided to visit the Museum before going home. We started with lunch of lovely soup and superb bread followed by scrummie cakes and drinks from a great selection in the Copper Beech Cafe at the Black Watch Castle and Museum. We had a look at the gift shop before going into the museum, as it was open door weekend the admission was free. The staff explained the layout and we listen to the introductory video which was short and informative. We started in room 1 of 13 which starts from the 18th Century through to the present day. We enjoyed the weapons and uniforms but the best was the stained glass window. There was a very good selection of paintings. The castle and museum is a must to visit for anyone who has a relative who was in the Black Watch. It is a great place to visit for every age group and they have lots for the kids to do. There are events all year round for all of the family.

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

A great tour of Scottish history during world war 1 and 2. This included the formation of the Scottish Highland regiment and how they became involved with England in the wars. The tour end with the war in Iraq and other recent events. Over all the tour had something for everyone, whether your into the history events, clothing, sports, electronic devices, the Royal Family...it is all packed into one! : )

1  Thank Claire C
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

The museum is situated just a short walk from the city centre in a grand old castle. WE were welcomed in by a volunteer who told us what to expect and gave us a map to use on our way around the museum. The map was not necessary as the rooms were numbered and well sign-posted. We followed the route easily.

The rooms took us through the beginnings of the Black Watch to the present. It incorporated some great artefacts, photos and documents. A great bonus was look at the wall and books of those who had fallen as members of the Black Watch. I found 2 men baring my surname and town where my family have lived for generations. It was good to see my family was part of this proud Scottish regiment.

I am not sure if this place would be good for all children, but me and my girlfriend, both big kids, enjoyed it and skipped a lot of the reading to simply admire the objects on show. At one point we managed to get dressed in military garb from the great war and snap a photo. The prices are not too bad and I believe justified in the upkeep of this great resource.

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

The exhibits are well laid out the staff well informed and helful and the café clean bright and good value

Thank michael j
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