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a hidden gem

We went to see this library after reading the things to do from the hotel. What a great visit. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pidsea
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east yorkshire
Amazing treasure

Follow the B8062 from Crieff or Auchterarder and you find the library in a charming spot by the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ingewanless
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 weeks ago

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

Thank pidsea
Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ingewanless
Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review, and the recommendation.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank mack55
Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest lending library in Scotland, Innerpeffray is an essential library to visit for academics, researchers, history buffs or anyone who simply has a passion for books. The incredibly friendly staff have a vast amount of expertise on all the books in the library and...More

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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for posting a review and recommending a visit. We were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the library on a beautifully sunny May morning. It is a little hidden, although not really hard to find, in the green and flowering Scottish countryside. We were met by the Keeper of the books and her colleague. Both ladies were generous with...More

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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit and woudl recommend to others. Lara

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t even heard of this library until we saw it on LinkedIn, but it is absolutely fascinating. We had a wonderful couple of hours this morning - and were shown how to understand some of the basics of how to looking at old books,...More

Thank Michael P
Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit, and really appreciate your taking the time to write a review. Look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This place is run by wonderful staff whose passion for history and literature is evident from the moment you get there. It's dependent on contributions and should be funded so please visit if you're in the area. If you love literature and primary sources or...More

1  Thank Caitlin_35
Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Second visit- stayed two hours- didn’t want to leave! Ask about the amorous notes in the Seneca or get Bill Gray going about 18th century fake news. But the book- go into the chapel- take time!

Thank Henry T
Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Delighted you enjoyed your 2nd visit - role on round 3!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

In the middle of nowhere - so glad I had sat nav to get there. It's the oldest free public lending library in Scotland, founded in 1680. No longer lends out books. Volunteers act as guides. I did the free ground floor tour and saw...More

1  Thank Essbee53
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The library and its history is fascinating, but it's the books that are the star of the show. Imaginatively presented, they are a delight for any book lover. The guided tour is excellent and - what a treat - visitors can actually handle the books....More

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