Barracks Arch, Perth

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When you're in downtown Perth, take a moment to admire the Barracks Arch. It stands as the only remaining part of The Barracks, a three-story Tudor-style complex that resembles a medieval castle and housed convict-ship guards in pension. The local government planned to demolish the entire complex in the 1960s to clear space for a highway, but city residents protested and officials decided to leave the arch standing as a compromise. View it from the side to see how thin the structure is. Use our Perth trip website to arrange your visit to Barracks Arch and other attractions in Perth.
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  • The Barracks Arch is another place steeped in history in Perth. But without local knowledge I'd advise going to the City of Perth tourist information centre at the Murray Street Mall, and book in with...  more »
  • Nice time learning a bit about our local history. Enjoyable for all the family. Pity you cant get in to look properly. Only takes 10 minutes.  more »
  • The Barracks Arch sits near to the freeway which almost lead to its demise. It is a fine structure which has been preserved for future generations to admire.  more »
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  • Best way is to hop on a cat (Free Inter City Transport Service)
  • Nice hit of history of perth and it's beginnings.nice view on st George's terrace
  • This isn't just an arch you noobs its 100 years old
  • very old building
  • Nice Perth icon at night

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