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 Castles of Scotland - Balhousie Castle






Location
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Description
Balhousie Castle is located in Hay Street, Perth. The castle standing today is a Baronial style mansion built in 1862. The entrance is located in the tower. Viewed from the east side, you can make out some the original castle stonework. The Castle is the regimental headquarters and museum of the Black Watch.

History
The castle was built in 1631 and was the seat of the Earls of Kinnoull. The castle had a walled enclosure with subsidiary buildings and gardens overlooking the North Inch park. The castle fell into disrepair in the early 19th century, and was extensively renovated in 1862-63 and converted to Baronial style by David Smart. No original features survive except for parts of the original walls on the east side. In 1962, the Castle became the regimental headquarters and museum of the Black Watch.


Other Castles in the Area
  Balgonie Castle, Fife
  Ballinbreich Castle, Fife
  Balvaird Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Burleigh Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire
  Collairnie Castle, Fife
  Craighall Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Denmylne Castle, Fife
  Elcho Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Evelick Castle, Perth And Kinross
  Falkland Palace, Fife
  Fernie Castle, Fife
  Fingask Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Huntingtower Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Kinnaird Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Lochleven Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Lordscairnie Castle, Fife
  Murthly Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Myres Castle, Fife
  Tullibole Castle, Perth and Kinross







Tullibole Castle
Balhousie Castle houses the museum of The Black Watch, it can be found on Hay Street near the North Inch.

Photograph by Paul McIlroy. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Tullibole Castle
Balhousie Castle houses the museum of The Black Watch, it can be found on Hay Street near the North Inch.

Photograph by Paul McIlroy. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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