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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 24 October 2018
Bob J
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Don't miss this hidden gem! It's not easy to find but what rewards for doing so! It's tiny, it's old, there's a spiral staircase and there are books. Books and books - all so old and so fascinating and THEY LET YOU HOLD THEM.
We looked at an atlas from the 1600s Africa was beautifully mapped although Australia was totally absent. And there was so much more. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful.
The car park is small but adequate; the ground floor is free but access to the upper floor costs £7.50. We thought this was well worth it as the older books are there. It's definitely a place we'll go back to. It isn't open every day and opening times vary throughout the year so it's advisable to check the website before you go.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This hidden gem is amazing, if you like history and/or books, go there!
The ground floor is free, but if you can spare £7.50, go upstairs too.

There are books from the 17th century, there are enthusiastic, helpful volunteers to tell you more about the library. It's set in a peaceful bit of beautiful Perthshire countryside.

Also pop into Innerpeffray Chapel, next door, where the library started and see if you can spot the gravestone to "Peter McAra and Stewart McGregor, his wife", which had me puzzled.

And I recommend following up with a cup of tea in the Crieff Hydro Winter Garden, if you like old places with style, where the coffee costs the same as Costas in a much nicer setting.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DarkMaidofPerth
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KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for reviewing your trip to the Library and we're very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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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 century and onwards is astonishing. Just 15/20 minutes from Crieff in a lovely spot.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank DandESussex
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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.

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