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Library of Innerpeffray

Innerpeffray Library Innerpeffray, Crieff PH7 3RF, Scotland
+44 1764 652819
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A rare experience for lovers of books

The Library of Innerpeffray is a singular and long established institution in the Crieff area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ronnie S
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Strathdon, United Kingdom
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

How is this place not on more people's radar? We only stumbled across it when our tour guide asked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edelan
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Hull, Massachusetts
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Scotland's oldest lending library sits in a tranquil rural location beside the River Earn. Founded in 1680 by David Drummond 3rd Lord Madertie, with a school, at Innerpeffray near Crieff in rural Perthshire.Today thinking people from across the world come to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, to explore the social heritage captured in its Borrower's Register, and turn the pages to be inspired by books dating from four centuries.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:45
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Innerpeffray Library Innerpeffray, Crieff PH7 3RF, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Library of Innerpeffray is a singular and long established institution in the Crieff area. Those with a fascination for books will love the setting, the building and the contents.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How is this place not on more people's radar? We only stumbled across it when our tour guide asked if we liked books and one of my daughters said yes. OMG!!! You know you found something special when you can look at and handle an...More

Thank Edelan
KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit and this is the first time we've been rated above Loch Ness!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

An unexpectedly fabulous slice of history with the most helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable staff ever! This small building beside the Earn is Scotland's oldest public lending library and has a fascinating history of its own. That you can touch and read texts from the C17th...More

1  Thank LindyStone
KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Many thanks for writing a review and for your commendation of our staff, much appreciated.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place this is. Beautiful location and building, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a wonderful collection.

Thank DandESussex
KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you so much for giving us a review, we're really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We spent an afternoon here on a very wet Saturday. The staff are wonderfully knowledgeable on a vast array of subjects, and they really do make the place the delight that it is.

Thank greig1297
KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Many thanks for reviewing your visit - we're delighted your enjoyed your wet weather visit!

Reviewed 24 January 2017

This little corner of Scotland is slightly off the beaten track but well worth visiting: this library is one of the oldest public libraries in Europe (17th century) and they have the entire collection preserved. The buildings are wonderfully preserved and look as if they...More

1  Thank Joanna V
KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation to history lovers.

Reviewed 30 October 2016

I had no idea upon my arrival that I would consider this one of the most significant places I could visit in Scotland. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. the Library is of such import I will go as often as I can to...More

Thank JDH20
KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and for your recommendation, it is much appreciated.

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Made a special trip to this special spot and it was worth it. Charming location. The volunteer guides are very knowledgable. They provided a descriptive overview of the building and its history. The downstairs area was occupied by the librarian. There is a fee to...More

1  Thank Allison561
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were advised to visit this unique library when visiting Crieff. My husband was tracing more of his Robertson clan ancestry. The staff could not have been more helpful and even copied documents that could be relevant to him. When they found out that I...More

Thank Milliemax64
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We arrived at 10am and met Bill one of the volunteers, we talked to him on the brief walk to the reception area and mentioned to him that we were looking forward to seeing some of the older bibles and religious texts that the library...More

Thank Simon_664
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