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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Balhousie Castle Hay Street | Balhousie Castle, Perth PH1 5HR, Scotland
+44 1738 638152
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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 colourful Highland Regiment’s history 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.
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Balhousie Castle Hay Street | Balhousie Castle, Perth PH1 5HR, Scotland
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+44 1738 638152
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"weeping window"
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"well worth a visit"
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"military history"
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"poppy display"
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"scottish regiment"
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"guided tour"
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"ceramic poppies"
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"gift shop"
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"great cafe"
in 10 reviews
"coffee and cake"
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"first world war"
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"north inch"
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"interesting visit"
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"cakes"
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"great history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great visit, everyone on site was helpful. Very moving exhibits. Beautiful castle and grounds. Great selection in the gift shop.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a few hours here, what a lovely and interesting place to visit. The staff were helpful and informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here often. Lovely food in nice surroundings. Very clean. Nice bright and airy. Love going here

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Headquarters of The Black Watch Regiment, a great place to spend a few hours, well worth a visit and worth taking the escorted tour as it is very informative and the Guide is so proud of the regiment you can not fail to be impressed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just visited this wonderful museum. Full of interesting information. Certainly worth the visit. Staff are very helpful and informative. Lovely cafe and gift shop.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took some English friends on a tour of the Black Watch museum and joined a small band of international visitors being escorted by our guide Jim who had been in the Black Watch and was now retired. What followed was a most interesting and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Balhousie Castle in Perth Scotland is now the regimental headquarters of the Black Watch Regiment. The museum of the Black Watch regiment is located in the castle. The museum gives a comprehensive display of the history of the regiment from its establishment through its theatres...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're not given to celebrating militarily stuff but the Black Watch is an important part of Perth's history and so we walked there from town centre. Had the tour. Really informative and interesting. Lots to see, lots of displays to read at one's leisure. Good...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really interesting visit, gives you excellent sense of Scottish History and military involvements of the Black Watch, very well done. Beautiful building and environs, with added benefit of being very close to Perth city centre with good free parking. The cafe is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Christmas lunch and even though it was very busy the staff were relaxed and friendly. The food was really nice. I’ve been there a few times usually just for coffee and cake and it’s always been good. The chairs can be uncomfortably hard...More

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Ted G
6 April 2018|
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Response from bobtheb22 | Reviewed this property |
Yes large car park
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Liz J
24 July 2017|
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Response from 709leo | Property representative |
Hello Liz J, if you call 01738 638152 and ask to speak with the curator we can guide you in the right direction.
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Hanka P
8 May 2017|
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Response from TiaMaria2008 | Reviewed this property |
as far as i remember it only took an hour to go round,wasn't my cup of tea,more my husband's but it was very interesting
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