Library of Innerpeffray
Library of Innerpeffray
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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madmom40
Stirling, UK24 contributions
What an amazing surprise to find this little gem, the curators were amazing so full of knowledge and delighted to share with you.
We had our very frail 82 year old Mum with us but they were delightful and answered all of her unusual questions!
Will definitely recommend and hope to return soon
Written September 7, 2022
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Ian43
Scotland52 contributions
Couples
Such a lovely personal tour from the resident keeper of the oldest lending library in the country. Lots to explore, and I even found on display one about Jethro Tull, but not the rock group (whose main man bears the same name as myself!!)
Do visit it's fascinating.
Written July 14, 2022
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Jess R
Edinburgh, UK14 contributions
Couples
This is a fascinating place brought to life by Lara keeper of the books and expert guide Jeananne. Thanks to you both for our personal tour. An amazing collection in beautiful surroundings. Well worth a visit.
Written April 28, 2022
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sirl0inlr
Glasgow, UK34 contributions
A carpet of snowdrops at the door - a beautiful sight.

Then inside, where we received undivided attention from Lara and the two gentleman,who showed us the collection, and even brought out a few to let us look at and handle the books! This included a volume from 1494, an incunnabula. This was just magical to me! We can't thank them enough for this unique experience.
Written March 3, 2022
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Jim F
Oban, UK663 contributions
Been meaning to visit here for a long time and only got round to it recently. It is a compact building but beautifully traditional and full of literary treasure and with an interesting story. The story is told by enthusiastic volunteers and is fascinating. This is worth finding out about and hearing the story.
Written October 9, 2021
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Ken
Lincoln, UK16 contributions
Couples
Almost stumbled upon this place by accident..so glad we did. Greeted by 'The Keeper of the Books' who introduced us to the history. We then went upstairs to be hosted by 2 guides who explained everything on display. Upon mentioning our home town they sought out references to it. We spent 90 mins there and we could have spent more. Highly recommended. The true definition of a 'hidden gem'.
Written October 3, 2021
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK3,158 contributions
Couples
A good five miles from Crieff you’ll find the old Innerpeffray Library. Although no longer a lending library, it is home to a multitude of ancient leather-bound books. It is run by an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers who will guide you through and tell you about the history of the place and show you some quirks of the library. The oldest book they have is from 1476. We enjoyed the maps and the amusing monkfish illustration.
Written August 26, 2021
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caleygirl
Scotland65 contributions
Couples
An unexpected unique and fascinating building with enthusiastic guides. Delighted to find it and wish I lived nearer for more visits
Written August 15, 2021
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Charlotte
Glasgow, UK42 contributions
Couples
I honestly cannot recommend the library and its staff highly enough. ENJOY VISITING THIS WONDERFUL PLACE!

Due to Covid19 we had to book a time slot but this was very easily done and we received a warm -socially distanced!- welcome.

The library staff were incredibly helpful and informative and couldn’t do enough for us. I cannot tell you how enjoyable our time looking at the collection was and we found it very difficult to leave! We will definitely be going back and plan to take visitors with us next time. There is so much to see and we were shown a huge host of wonderful treasures by enthusiastic and knowledgable staff who really wanted to help us explore both the highlights and things of interest to us. They’ve really got it all, and the library itself is a wonderful space! The history of the building and collection is also fascinating and the surrounds are picturesque and tranquil.

Whatever your interests, there is something here for you!
Written November 9, 2020
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Thank you so much to taking the time to write about your visit to Innerpeffray.
Written March 23, 2021
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Pollypolly1
Colchester, UK6 contributions
I loved everything about this library. What a little idyll. I felt like I connected with history in a really real and wonderful way looking at the old books and borrowing register. Wonderful, friendly guides.
Written August 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written August 23, 2020
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