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The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Balhousie North Inch, Perth PH1 5HT, Scotland
+44 1738 638152
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It was great to see

Loved it was informed well by the guide.Very well presented. Worth a visit. Also cafe lunch was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dmjm88
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Melbourne, Australia
A very impressive museum whether you are specifically interested in military history or not!

My husband never misses an opportunity to visit sights of military importance, especially where... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CharliTraveller
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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The Black Watch Castle and Museum is a 5 star multi-award winning visitor attraction located in the beautiful city of Perth, Scotland. 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 the oldest Highland Regiment’s history to life, through artefacts, personal stories and interactive displays. Relax and unwind in the welcome ambience of the Castle Café. 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.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Balhousie North Inch, Perth PH1 5HT, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved it was informed well by the guide.Very well presented. Worth a visit. Also cafe lunch was yummy

Thank dmjm88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband never misses an opportunity to visit sights of military importance, especially where there is a connection to either of the world wars. I have a limited interest, preferring to find out about the human stories rather than the machinery or tactical details. But...More

Thank CharliTraveller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum and was well worth the visit, we learnt so much, helpful staff, fantastic building and grounds too . Gift shop was very nice too, didnt go into the cafe but it seemed busy. Definitely recommend

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Wonderful museum and well worth the visit. Certainly plenty to see. Staff very knowledgeable. Lovely gift shop with plenty of lovely items for sale. Cafe very good with plenty of choice.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

My Friend & I stopped over for a quick look around the museum and to have lunch. We were not disappointed. I have limited mobility and the staff couldn't of been more helpful.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch and the service was efficient and friendly. Nice atmosphere as well. Specials were on board on wall which was a bit difficult to read from a distance maybe they could do a printed version but apart from that excellent

Thank Elizabeth B
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709leo, Manager at The Black Watch Castle and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your positive comments about our service and atmosphere. We will certainly let our Café team know about the difficulty you experienced with reading the specials from the chalkboards.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a late breakfast and the hot filled rolls were excellent. My mum wanted soup and although it wasn’t lunchtime they served it without question. I have to say that the service was truly wonderful. Also try the shop. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Visited here on 10th November,was very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. A remembrance service was about to be held and there were plenty of soldiers in their full dress around. Was made to feel very welcome

Thank Joyce F
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is a very pleasant place to meet friends. It is an extension to the original Balhousie Castle which was built about 4'years ago but is so sympathetically done that you would never know it. It has a beautiful fireplace as the focal point of...More

Thank Gael C
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Well the castle has had a great refurbished a well used cafe with a great selection for all pallets for all to enjoy which is value for money the shop has a good selection of goods but could do with more regimental pieces the staff...More

Thank willie m
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