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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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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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All reviews weeping window poppy display military history well worth a visit scottish regiment guided tour first world war gift shop great cafe north inch coffee and cake interesting visit cakes couple of hours helpful staff great place to visit poppies
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle tour is ok, nothing amazing, but it’s Perth... Nothing in Perth is amazing. The cafe is the best part. But if you’re under 70 years old you’ll likely feel out of place. The food is good and the service is excellent. And if...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank darluthier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on several occasions now. Well thought out and displayed artefacts making good use of existing castle rooms. It’s worth pointing out that they also put on a regular series of lectures or events which are well worth attending.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CH134100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the whole idea of this military museum mixed in with gift shop and restaurant. The British Army can be proud that this outstanding regiment is well represented in its hometown of Perth and a must visit for anyone interested in Scotland history and heritage

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John M
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this positive review John. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is in a nice castle setting and welcoming staff. There are about 13 rooms with lots of information spread throughout so a worth while visit for couple of hours Can enjoy a scone and coffee after the visit in the cafe

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RescueBlues
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the cafe a few times for breakfast and it doesn’t disappoint. The staff are always friendly especially those in the shop. Portions were slightly smaller than usual however none of us left hungry.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michellelY6046ZZ
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Felt very disappointed as Christmas lunch portions were very small and at the end the mince pies were tiny.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank igerard
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We will pass this to our kitchen team.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

If you have spare time in Perth visit the Black Watch Castle and Museum, it was really good and we spent double the time we had planned, as we were so engrossed in the history and museum pieces. The staff were helpful and they had...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Liz C
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thank you for visiting the Home of The Black Watch. We are pleased you found your time with us interesting and our staff to be helpful. We hope you can return soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a great place to visit and to take visitors to. lovely restaurant and shop with interesting things for all ages. Museum itself is very interesting and informative. Things for kids to see and do too

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 893raw
709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thank you for recommending us to other visitors. The Museum certainly is an interesting place for children as it is full of stories, unusual objects and old uniforms for dressing up. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Just spent an outstanding couple of hours at the Black Watch museum and cafe. The premises are very modern and accessible, all the displays are arranged with thought and sympathy to the subject displayed. I am a regular military museum buff and I have to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and found The Black Watch Museum particularly interesting. Our talented tour guides are dedicated to sharing the rich history of The Black Watch Regiment with our visitors. We will pass your lovely feedback onto Jim and our team.

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place, and will definitely be going back at least one more time. Full history of the regiment and our guide was brilliant. A huge amount of exhibits and a story for every one, all housed in beautiful surroundings. Lovely gift shop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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709leo, Marketing Manager at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to seeing you when you return.

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FrequentFlier89305
27 October 2018|
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Response from 709leo | Property representative |
Hello, We do have a wheelchair for visitor use. If you give us a call (01738 638152) and let us know the date you plan to visit we can reserve this for you.
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catherine c
6 August 2018|
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Response from 709leo | Property representative |
Yes, we have a free car park for our visitors.
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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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