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Library of Innerpeffray

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A unique experience not to be missed

Our planned visit was not a disappointment. The history of these buildings and the library are... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Sue D
A National Treasure

The Library at Innerpeffray is a true gem and national treasure. It's the oldest lending library in... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Bob J
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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...more
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Innerpeffray Library Innerpeffray, Crieff PH7 3RF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Our planned visit was not a disappointment. The history of these buildings and the library are hugely interesting in themselves but the experience is elevated to new heights by the quality and historical significance of the books in the first floor library. We had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

We're delighted that Bill made your visit so special. Thanks for taking the time to post a review.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Library at Innerpeffray is a true gem and national treasure. It's the oldest lending library in Scotland and a tour is an unforgettable experience. The staff is friendly, knowledgable, and eager to share the library's amazing collection. Be sure to the 14th century bestiary...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Did not know what to expect. Turned in a fun visit. Guides were fantastic, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Worth a visit! (Can actually touch history). Ground floor free, upstairs £7.50/pp but very worth it. Some great books to explore. Do not let location put you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

We really appreciate your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 22 September 2018

We were warmly welcomed into the Library. What a treasure trove! First edition books in abundance. It is the oldest free public lending library in Scotland. As well as feeling privileged to see the Library and its contents I also enjoyed reading about some of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to Innerpeffray, and thank you for taking the time to writing your review. I've thanked the squirrel for posing!

Reviewed 21 September 2018

This former lending library is now a reading library. There are several well-informed volunteers who explain its history and associated local history. it is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Thanks so much for leaving a review and recommending the library.

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

What a surprise to fine an eighteenth century library hidden in the middle of nowhere. It’s a charming place and the staff are very welcoming, showing off their lovely building with great pride, explaining the books and even allowing visitors to leaf through them. Much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you very for your review and recommendation: we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Wonderful welcome from delightful volunteers and the Keeper of the Books. They tailored their introduction and explanation to our interests, and brought out books to show us. Bibliophiles will love it (my other half), as did I (just an 'ordinary' reader of books). Amazing work...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

We're really pleased you had a warm welcome from our volunteer team, thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 2 July 2018

We went to see this library after reading the things to do from the hotel. What a great visit. The staff are so welcoming and knowledgeable about the history of the the library and many of the books and their stories. Do go and visits,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

We are so grateful for your review and delighted to hear how you much you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Follow the B8062 from Crieff or Auchterarder and you find the library in a charming spot by the river Earn. It is the oldest free lending library in Scotland, dating back to 1680. There are 5000 books. We got a very good introduction downstairs and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thanks very much for your review, and the recommendation.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

First visit to this little library, in the Perthshire countryside. Well worth the visit, giving the history of the area and another example of how the landowner regarded his workers, giving a education to the children, with a small school attached. Interested in past this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and sharing your experience.

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