The Central Highlands Sights

Regimental Museum of the Black Watch

  • Hay St. Map It
  • Perth

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Some will tell you the Black Watch was a Scottish regiment whose name is a reference to the color of its tartan. An equally plausible explanation, however, is that the regiment was established to keep an undercover watch on rebellious Jacobites. The Gaelic word for black is dubh, meaning, in this case, "hidden" or "covert." A wide range of uniforms, weaponry, and marching banners are displayed. The castle is closed on the last weekend in June.

Sight Information


Balhousie Castle, Hay St., Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HR, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £7.50
  • Apr.–Oct., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5, Sun. 10–4; Nov.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5

Published 10/27/2015


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