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Library of Innerpeffray

Innerpeffray, Crieff PH7 3RF, Scotland
+44 1764 652819
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Crieff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Traveler Description: Scotland's oldest lending library reveals the cultural heritage of Strathearn.  In a tranquil rural location beside the River Earn The Library of... more »
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London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Crieff, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We discovered the Library out walking one day. To be honest we just welcomed the diversion and didn't expect much to excite 4 children. We ended up staying for ages while the fascinated children were invited to inspect the books. I nearly fainted while they flicked through these lovely old tomes but Lara our guide was so interesting the children... More

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Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you like books you simply must visit Innerpeffray. I am sure you will be as enthralled as we were. The guides are very knowledgeable and they will endeavour to search out books on any subject you select. The wonderful thing is that you will be allowed to touch and read books which may be hundreds of years old. It's... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Who'd have thought it! In the wilds of nowhere near Crieff exists the oldest library. The infectious enthusiasm of the volunteers would get anyone interested in the books, but then you can handle and read them! Nothing is out of reach so you can read about torture, the science of facial lines and old gazetteers by turning your own pages.... More

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KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed getting your hands on the books! thanks for writing a review. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I had this library on a list of things to see if the weather was bad on a weekend break...and it was! What a wonderful treasure of a place tucked away in beautiful countryside with a huge range of lovely and interesting books dating back to the 1500's!...What a truly amazing place! Almost better than the books themselves was the... More

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KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this review

Who'd have thought we were wishing for rain! But we're glad it did and brought you to the Library. Really appreciate you writing a review about your experience. More

Perthshire Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful building housing many rare books with a full time caretaker/librarian set in a lovely countryside setting well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, and thank you too for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. More

Dunfermline
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

What can I say, I visited the library today and was greeted by the curator and discovered a world of first edition Scottish literature. Books of significant historical significance would take pages to highlight on this review. It's not every place of historical interest that will allow you to handle their collection of rare books from the 14th and 15th... More

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KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this review

We can't wait to welcome you back. Thank you for such a postive review, and all your feedback. More

Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Allow plenty of time when you visit Scotland's oldest Public Lending Library. It's just fascinating, and you can handle so many of the books. Lara gives an excellent background talk and can answer any questions you have.

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KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you. More

Scotland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Normally I review hotels and restaurants as I am rarely moved to comment on an 'attraction' or 'thing to do' but the Library at Innerpeffray is seriously worth talking about. It is the oldest lending library in Scotland and I can almost hear you say - so what? But the description, while accurate, can't convey what a pure delight this... More

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KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making an exception and reviewing your visit to Innerpeffray: and we're delighted you got so much out of the visit. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The oldest lending library in Scotland, tucked away by the river Earn. A treasure to see and even to hold! Excellent curatorial staff looking after books which tell us of passing ideas, philosophies and fashions. When not too busy, ask for something that relates to your interests, and a book will be found for you to look at. This place... More

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KeeperofBooks, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review on your visit to the Library. We enjoy sharing the wealth of interest within the collection with all our visitors, thanks for highlighting that part of the visit. More

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