Black Watch Museum & Castle

Perth & Kinross | Perth | Museum | ★★★

[Dalhousie Castle: the venue for the Black Watch Museum]

A short stroll across the North Inch from Perth, Dalhousie Castle is the museum for the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland: surely the country's most famous regiment with a long, varied and emotive history. Originally drawn from several clans to patrol the Scottish Highlands in the early 1700s following Jacobite rebellions, the Black Watch has since fought in hundreds of locations across the globe, with a base at Fort George near Inverness. The museum underwent major redevelopment in 2013 and excels in making the rather heavy subject of war engaging, informative and personal; over a dozen rooms chart the highs and lows of the battalion including Jacobite conflicts and both World Wars, along with a sombre Remembrance Room and its current operations. Allow plenty of time to see it all: many visitors probably spend a couple of hours here.

[Black Watch Museum]

Location & info

📌 Black Watch Museum and Castle ★★★
Hay Street, 15-min walk north of Perth city centre, G.R.: NO 114244 ///chart.books.comet
Open daily | £8.50 adult / £3.50 child

[Black Watch Museum]

[Black Watch Museum]

[Black Watch Museum]


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