Library of Innerpeffray

Library of Innerpeffray, Crieff: Hours, Address, Library of Innerpeffray Reviews: 5/5

Library of Innerpeffray
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK2,866 contributions
You’ll have a great tome here
Jul 2021 • Couples
A good five miles from Crieff you’ll find the old Innerpeffray Library. Although no longer a lending library, it is home to a multitude of ancient leather-bound books. It is run by an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers who will guide you through and tell you about the history of the place and show you some quirks of the library. The oldest book they have is from 1476. We enjoyed the maps and the amusing monkfish illustration.
Written 26 August 2021
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caleygirl
Scotland65 contributions
if you like books or history you must visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
An unexpected unique and fascinating building with enthusiastic guides. Delighted to find it and wish I lived nearer for more visits
Written 15 August 2021
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Charlotte
Glasgow, UK42 contributions
Cannot recommend highly enough -a gem!
Oct 2020 • Couples
I honestly cannot recommend the library and its staff highly enough. ENJOY VISITING THIS WONDERFUL PLACE!

Due to Covid19 we had to book a time slot but this was very easily done and we received a warm -socially distanced!- welcome.

The library staff were incredibly helpful and informative and couldn’t do enough for us. I cannot tell you how enjoyable our time looking at the collection was and we found it very difficult to leave! We will definitely be going back and plan to take visitors with us next time. There is so much to see and we were shown a huge host of wonderful treasures by enthusiastic and knowledgable staff who really wanted to help us explore both the highlights and things of interest to us. They’ve really got it all, and the library itself is a wonderful space! The history of the building and collection is also fascinating and the surrounds are picturesque and tranquil.

Whatever your interests, there is something here for you!
Written 9 November 2020
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Thank you so much to taking the time to write about your visit to Innerpeffray.
Written 23 March 2021
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Pollypolly1
Colchester, UK6 contributions
A wonderful visit
Aug 2020
I loved everything about this library. What a little idyll. I felt like I connected with history in a really real and wonderful way looking at the old books and borrowing register. Wonderful, friendly guides.
Written 22 August 2020
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Thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written 23 August 2020
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Fiona
Forres, UK5 contributions
Off historic interest and in a lovely setting
Oct 2019
Very interesting visit to the library. You will learn about the history, and get the chance to examine some very old books. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and welcoming. The setting is beautiful, and there is a short walk to the river, with benches to sit and relax or enjoy a picnic lunch. Friends of the library also host special events throughout the summer.
Written 12 October 2019
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Gordon
Midlothian, UK14 contributions
Little known, but well worth it.
Jun 2019
Seems like a hidden gem of a place, difficult to find but well worth the effort. fantastic building and library full of history. There is also a small cafe in the old schoolroom.
Written 9 October 2019
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Thanks for writing a review, much appreciated, and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written 10 October 2019
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KAInglis
Scotland, UK18 contributions
Fabulous
Oct 2019 • Solo
What a joy! A treasure of a place for anyone who loves libraries. The team are so welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. I went with an interest in looking at Bibles and they could not have been more helpful or more engaged in answering questions. I will most definitely be back there soon.
Written 6 October 2019
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Many thanks for posting a review, we are delighted you enjoyed your browse through history.
Written 10 October 2019
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Jane A
Mallow, Ireland316 contributions
A treasure
Aug 2019 • Couples
We were staying in the area intending to visit Roman sites but the weather was so frightful that we researched attractions with roofs. One was Innerpeffray library and we were enchanted and impressed with it. It's an attractive Georgian building in a tranquil, remote wooded setting which houses books from the C17 onwards, on a multitude of subjects, which can be examined in situ or even borrowed. On display were manuscript poems by Robert Burns among others. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer was in site to give us the history of the place. It really is worth searching out and I wish we could have spent more time there.
Written 16 August 2019
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We are very glad you enjoyed your wet weather option - and hope you heard about the Roman crossing at Innerpeffray too. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Written 17 August 2019
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Jill D
Porirua, New Zealand65 contributions
Hidden gem
Jul 2019
We came here initially to look at the Cowch, but ended up being fascinated by the library. Such history, and the librarian was such a wealth of information. It was close to closing time so we didnt have long to look around. This is well worth a visit if you are interested in history.
Written 16 August 2019
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We are glad you found Hamish the Cowch and enjoyed your visit to the Library that inspired his decoration. Thank you for taking the time to recommend Innerpeffray.
Written 17 August 2019
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piglet0764
moray scotland65 contributions
Excellent visit and volunteer was so enthusiastic
Jul 2019
Visited on Saturday 13th July, if we are honest to see the decorated cow couch as part of the Crieff Cowches art trail. Found the site so peaceful, lovely old church and graveyard. Two tawny owls flew up out of the trees, the scene was tranquil and very beautiful in the sunshine. Expected to visit to library to be brief but found it so interesting and Robert the volunteer was very enthusiastic and had time to spend with us......our visit lasted two hours. A collection Scotland should be proud of. Something for everyone’s interests on its shelves and surprisingly accessible to all.
Written 16 July 2019
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Thank you for sharing your review, we're delighted Robert made your visit so interesting, and hope you found Hamish the Cowch too!
Written 17 August 2019
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