The Black Watch Castle and Museum is a 5 star award winning visitor attraction located in the beautiful city of 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. The Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens on the edge of the North Inch parkland. Scotland’s Black Watch was an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries. A visit to the ancestral home of The Black Watch brings this iconic Regiment’s past vibrantly to life, offering an insight into one of the British Army’s, if not the world’s, most famous fighting units. The Museum is laid out chronologically through ten galleries within the Castle. These display a fascinating variety of artefacts, personal stories, paintings and photography, all of which finely illustrate the history of the Regiment. Enhanced by a number of interactive video exhibits the overall experience is highly evocative and brings to life the experience of serving in The Black Watch from Fontenoy to Fallujah and beyond. Visitors can choose to undertake a self-guided Museum tour or join one of the daily Black Watch Story tours.
Relax and unwind in the welcoming ambience of the Castle Café. The seasonal menu offers an appealing selection of meals, snacks, soups, desserts and afternoon tea, all created with quality ingredients of local provenance. In recognition of this VisitScotland have awarded the Castle Café the Taste our Best accolade.
Take time to browse the popular Castle Gift Shop and find a range of quality gifts, regimental memorabilia and branded products with an emphasis on providing an enjoyable shopping experience within a Scottish Castle. Save the date, 16th November, for a Late Night Christmas Shopping Experience with complimentary gift wrapping, mulled wine and mince pies.
The Castle and Museum offers a varied and exciting programme of events for adults, children and families. From the popular Museum Explorer’s Club to willow poppy making workshops, the Friends Lecture Series to Winter Festival there is something on offer for all ages and interests. For one week only (15th-22nd September) visitors will have the opportunity to view a vast diorama of the Battle of Passchendaele created by artist artists David Campbell and Neil Thomson for the recent Crieff Remembers Exhibition.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum is undoubtedly a unique and compelling location which can also host weddings, offer private dining and meeting room facilities, exclusive use of the Castle, group and bespoke tours.