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Library of Innerpeffray

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Address: Innerpeffray, Crieff PH7 3RF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1764 652819
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10:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Description: Scotland's oldest lending library sits in a tranquil rural location beside...
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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An Unusual Attraction

This Library was a surprise and far more interesting than you'd expect from what might seem a dull subject. Staff were great and extremely knowledgeable. Well worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This Library was a surprise and far more interesting than you'd expect from what might seem a dull subject. Staff were great and extremely knowledgeable. Well worth a visit

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This library while full of rare and interesting books allowed hands on for all including the kids. What I thought was going to be a short visit turned out to be every worth while and very interesting for the kids as well as the adults.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Take the trouble to visit this wonderful old library. Brave the long narrow entrance road to the car park and the reward is huge. A very old building and Chapel, welcoming and knowledgable staff and access to fascinating old books and historic documents.

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Domodossola, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We found the Library thanks to Lonely Planet guide. It's not so easy to find the way except for some pointing hands. When eventually we came there it was in a foggy afternoon and it appeared so magic and romantic! What a lovely place! The librarians were very fair showing us ancient books where we found geographic maps with our... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We noticed this historic site on the Ordnance Survey map (there is also a chapel next door which is open to the public) while staying in Crieff, and a leaflet at our cottage told us we could indeed visit (free / donations). What a good decision it was - we arrived as the wonderful custodian Lara was opening up and... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were amazed at the number of historically important books here.It is a very out of the way place although only 4 miles from Creiff.When you go in you are escorted by the librarian or a knowledgeable volunteer and you are shown books of great rarity and some you are also allowed to hold and read from which was very... More 

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Bedford
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76 reviews 76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and 12yr old are big book lovers and were recommended this place by the in-laws who live locally. They loved looking at the Shakespeare based books and thoroughly enjoyed their visit. While on the otherhand this wasn't my 'thing', I was incredibly impressed by Lara's knowledge and passion on her books and this made it compelling listening. My... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Whole family was interested (from 6 year old to 15 year old) in the library. Curator and volunteers were really enthusiastic about the place and brought it to life. We spent a couple of hours there and the time time just flew by.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

we learnt a huge amount of Scottish history explained in great detail by the excellent staff who spared nothing to give us a visit we will never forget. Their knowledge of so many fascinating books is worth so much. The buildings are fabulous as is the setting and you really can feel the history and sense those who visited this... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This little gem is well worth the trip out of Crieff to its rather remote location. Very interesting collection, building and library setup. Staff and volunteers very enthusiastic, knowledgable and welcoming. Visited with parents but no option for family of adults! :-)

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