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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
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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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A real library with real history and real people who..

Saw this and thought why not? This was probably the most interesting stop we made in Scotland. A library, that used to lend books, that the staff will spend hours helping you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Saw this and thought why not? This was probably the most interesting stop we made in Scotland. A library, that used to lend books, that the staff will spend hours helping you enjoy (yes you can read a book from the 17th -18th century, with your own hands) mostly about Scotland, but they have almanacs and monthly's full of history,... More 

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Crieff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Curator once she knew one of the teenagers was from Germany, brought out German books. She was impressed (for a teenager this is saying something). Not the usual type of attraction that I would take teenagers to. Pleasantly surprised by the books on offer and knowledge of the curator. Explained very well the handling of the books. Fantastic views from... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My husband and I visited the library on a dark, wet Sunday afternoon. We stepped into a warm and bright entrance room where the friendly and well-informed library staff made us welcome, explained the history of the library, showed us round the exhibition and even let us look at some of the ancient books! I read a tour-guide to Scotland... More 

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Crieff
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Took a couple of visitors from Australia along for an afternoon at the Innerpeffary Library and they were very impressed with what was on show. We had an excellent guide in Bill who was very well informed and explained a lot of Scottish history in great detail and answered any questions which were asked. My friends were taking notes all... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This library is a temple of books, thank Lord Drummond who created this magnifcent piece of Perthshire.The head librarian is really informative, all the volunteers are fellow bibliophiles. This is wonderful. You haven't lived until you have visted here!

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A lovely place to spend some time and remember how beutiful and fascinating books can be. Very historic in a very picturesque location outside Crieff.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

An amazing hidden gem in gorgeous countryside. The friendly and knowledgeable staff took us on a guided tour and we spent over an hour handling and looking at wonderful original first editions from the varied collection covering all aspects of Scottish literature over the centuries. The hand written Burns poem was a real treat! The adjoining chapel is worth a... More 

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Braco, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Unusual location for a library, but wonderful old books which you can touch and read. The knowledgeable and helpful staff try and find out your interests and find books which will be of interest. There is also an old chapel and graveyard as well as some woodland gardens you can visit - you might be lucky and see one of... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a place I had wanted to visit for many years and at last I was there - brilliant. Amazing remote location yet within sight of Crieff. I went with a group from our local U3A and we were warmly welcomed by Lara who explained the layout before setting out to see everything. Firstly she took us to the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visit this lovely little,out of the way library. The librarian is a delightful young woman who really knows her stuff. There are some rare books on display and beautifully displayed material which changes regularly.

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