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Balhousie Castle

The Balhousie Castle that one sees today is basically a neo-baronial mansion of 1862, designed by David Smart and built for the Earl of Kinnoull.

Balhousie Castle Facts

The entrance is located in the re-entrant tower, over which are hay armorial panels.

If one walks to the east fa├žade of the Balhousie Castle, which overlooks the North Inch, one can make out the original castle, the stonework not being so fine.

Here one can see the turnpike stair, the thickness causing a projection in the wall, corbelled out at first floor level.

The ancient castle of Balhousie was owned by the Eviots, but in 1625 was acquired by Francis Hay.

The army acquired the Balhousie Castle after World War II and since 1962 has been the headquarters and regimental Museum of the Black Watch.

There are seven museum rooms open to the public, crammed with all sorts of memorabilia, medals, pictures and uniforms.

Balhousie Castle Map&Location

Black Watch Castle & Museum - Address: Hay Street, Perth PH1, United Kingdom. get help with directions:

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Balhousie Castle Photos

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Balhousie Castle
Balhousie Castle entrance
Balhousie Castle main gate
Balhousie Castle detail
Black Watch Memorial ©