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Library of Innerpeffray

Innerpeffray Library Innerpeffray, Crieff PH7 3RF, Scotland
+44 1764 652819
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Fascinating with wonderful welcome

Wonderful welcome from delightful volunteers and the Keeper of the Books. They tailored their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FergieMeldrum
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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 July 2018
pidsea
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east yorkshire
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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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Innerpeffray Library Innerpeffray, Crieff PH7 3RF, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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Reviewed 24 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

Thank ingewanless
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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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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 20 June 2018

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

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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
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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.

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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

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

Thanks so much for your review!

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

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

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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

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