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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  • 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 »
  • The Arch is all that remains of the Pensioner Barracks and dates to 1866. In the 1960's the Government decided to demolish the buildings that comprised the Barracks; this caused a public outcry and th...  more »
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  • This isn't just an arch you noobs its 100 years old
  • Nice Perth icon at night
  • Just an arch
  • Amusingly kitsch
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