Launch of The Tay Cities Pass
Two top visitor attractions in Tay Country have teamed up to create, ‘The Tay Cities Pass’. With a 20% discount on admission this great value ticket gives visitors access to Discovery Point, Dundee and The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Perth.
Not only can you step aboard RRS Discovery the ship built and designed in Dundee for Captain Scott’s maiden expedition to Antarctica, you can also explore the incredible story of Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment, The Black Watch.
Anne Kinnes, Chief Executive of The Black Watch Castle and Museum states, “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Dundee Heritage Trust. The Tay Cities Pass not only gives visitors value for money it creates a special opportunity to access two top Tayside attractions that share stories from Scotland’s rich heritage.”
Kim Adamson, Marketing Manager at Dundee Heritage Trust continues, “We are delighted to be working with The Black Watch Museum and Castle on this joint ticket with Discovery Point. It offers a unique chance to cross-promote our two cities and two 5-star attractions. It also gives our visitors an enhanced experience and very good value for money.”
Caroline Warburton, Regional Leadership Director, VisitScotland adds, “This exciting partnership between Dundee Heritage Trust and The Black Watch Castle & Museum is a fantastic example of collaborative working and an innovative approach to attracting more visitors. With Perth and Dundee being less than an hour away from each other, it makes absolute sense for attractions in the region’s two cities to work together.”
“If we wish to capitalise on the global interest in the region and also grow local tourism, then we need to consider different ways to encourage visitors to stay longer and explore all parts of the Tay region. I’m delighted that two of the region’s most popular attractions are already doing this. Tourism is a vital part of the Scottish economy, creating jobs and sustaining communities.”
The Tay Cities Pass can be purchased from both venues or at VisitScotland iCentres in Dundee and Perth and also through the attractions respective websites.
About Dundee Heritage Trust
Formed in 1985 to preserve and interpret Dundee’s Heritage, Dundee Heritage Trust is an independent registered charity dedicated to the guardianship, preservation and portrayal of Dundee’s Heritage in ways that educate, inspire and enlighten current and future generations.
As well as the internationally significant Royal Research Ship Discovery, Dundee Heritage Trust has responsibility for Discovery Point Antarctic Museum plus Verdant Works, one of the nation’s most important textile museums. Both sites are accredited museums with collections of national significance, 5 star rated attractions with VisitScotland and have won numerous awards.
About The Black Watch Castle and Museum
The Black Watch Castle and Museum is a 5 star 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 history of Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment vibrantly to life, through artefacts, personal stories and interactive displays.
Visitors can 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.
The popular Castle Gift Shop stocks a range of quality gifts, regimental memorabilia and branded products with an emphasis on providing an enjoyable shopping experience within a Scottish Castle.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum is a unique and compelling heritage location which can also host weddings, offer private dining, exclusive use of the Castle, group and bespoke tours.
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