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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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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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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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A great friendly welcome from the chap on duty at the door....an instant welcome! So much room..... I hate almost sitting with the family next to us. Excellent service, happy and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Allan K
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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely display visited twice, first with family member & then with friends. Service in the restaurant very poor, but plenty of room. On first visit we left because no one came to serve us after being there for 15 minutes.

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Thank June M
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great friendly welcome from the chap on duty at the door....an instant welcome! So much room..... I hate almost sitting with the family next to us. Excellent service, happy and chatty staff, very welcoming, knowledgeable, no time wasted, great food in a great, quiet and private location with good out of town parking. All on the flat for wheel... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been to see the amazing poppies on display three times last year with various visitors and had decided to come back to see the museum itself which is excellent . Very helpful staff at reception welcomed us to the museum . I will definitely visit again as there was so much to see . Ten year old grandson said... More 

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Thank elizabethjl2016
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here when the poppies were being displayed twice actually! Brilliant service, food is great but most of all you have loads of room. Can't fault anything and a nice relaxing ambience. Thankyou and sorry I took so long.

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Thank Seonaidh2015
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the museum for the history of a proud fighting force The shop is interesting and has something for everyone The restaurant has a great menu and light and airy had a very pleasant afternoon

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Thank dbrailsford8
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we popped in here after looking at the good reviews about it,we were greeted by a very friendly elderly man who was most helpful,the staff at the shop where you get the tickets where lovely to,very friendly and welcoming,the museum itself was both interesting and sad as makes you realise how hard it must have been then and how many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful display of the weeping window ceramic poppies. Didn't go on the museum tour but did visit the gift shop.

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Thank h81p
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the museum on the last weekend that the Poppies sculpture was there. The museum itself is situated in a beautiful and striking castle just off the city centre. A very good visit, I would liken it to Edinburgh Castle in miniature in regard to the Army displays. I was most entertained by a display of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this tourist attraction. Excellent value for money. Very informative. Staff are most helpful. Museum is east to follow. Allow plenty of time. Adjoining cafe good for a range of refreshments too and again, very helpful and friendly staff. Free car parking too!

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Thank Allyson H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is very easy to get to from the Premier Inn with a short 15 minute stroll through a park setting. The first impression was set by a elderly gentleman with an equally elderly dog who were opening up the access gates and were extremely friendly. This was also a tone set by the groundsman on the approach to... More 

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