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. Arrange to visit Barracks Arch and other attractions in Perth using our Perth itinerary builder.
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  • June 18, 2017
    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 »
  • June 15, 2017
    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 »
  • April 11, 2017
    I'm surprised Barracks Arch isn't rated higher on Trip Advisor as it's one of my favourite places. It's a great view heading west on St George's Terrace to see Barracks Arch at the top of the hill, an...  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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