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Library of Innerpeffray

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A Gem

Lovely place to visit. Full of local History. The library is fascinating. The building and grounds... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
F8547GBpaule
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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Heart warming time warp

Feels like a privilege to explore these amazing old books. Our son found Isaac Newton's own... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2019
Oliver R
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Middle Assendon, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Innerpeffray Library Innerpeffray, Crieff PH7 3RF, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit. Full of local History. The library is fascinating. The building and grounds a treasure to explore. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Feels like a privilege to explore these amazing old books. Our son found Isaac Newton's own explanations - very informative for his GCSE. The volunteers' enthusiasm and knowledge seems boundless.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Thanks for telling us about your experience, I'll pass on your comments to our volunteers, much appreciated!

Reviewed April 4, 2019

My wife loves to read, and we needed something to on our drive from the Dundee area to Glasgow. This place is really rural, and we pulled in to a nice building with a church behind it. It's situated above the River Earn, so it's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for putting pen to digital paper for this review, we're so glad you thought it was worth the drive and the money!

Reviewed March 24, 2019

Delightful old library and adjacent chapel in Perth countryside. Not where you would expect such an old and important library to be situated but well worth the drive to get there. Amazing collection of old books. The friendly and knowledgeable volunteer guide gave us an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

Thank you for reviewing your visit, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are currently improving the car park and our pop-up cafe is now open 11am - 3pm Saturdays and on request for groups.

Reviewed March 20, 2019

This is a wonderful library and museum with an enthusiastic and knowledgable curator and volunteer staff. Well worth a visit if you love books. This is a must.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, we're delighted you recommend us and that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed March 17, 2019

This historic library is purpose built with an upper room full of rare and beautiful books from the 1500s, 1600s, 1700s. You can feel knowledge from the past. Upon request the guides will pull books off the shelves and show them to you. You can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your experience at Innerpeffray. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much!

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Our planned visit was not a disappointment. The history of these buildings and the library are hugely interesting in themselves but the experience is elevated to new heights by the quality and historical significance of the books in the first floor library. We had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

We're delighted that Bill made your visit so special. Thanks for taking the time to post a review.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

The Library at Innerpeffray is a true gem and national treasure. It's the oldest lending library in Scotland and a tour is an unforgettable experience. The staff is friendly, knowledgable, and eager to share the library's amazing collection. Be sure to the 14th century bestiary...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Did not know what to expect. Turned in a fun visit. Guides were fantastic, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Worth a visit! (Can actually touch history). Ground floor free, upstairs £7.50/pp but very worth it. Some great books to explore. Do not let location put you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

We really appreciate your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed September 22, 2018

We were warmly welcomed into the Library. What a treasure trove! First edition books in abundance. It is the oldest free public lending library in Scotland. As well as feeling privileged to see the Library and its contents I also enjoyed reading about some of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lara H, Manager at Library of Innerpeffray, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to Innerpeffray, and thank you for taking the time to writing your review. I've thanked the squirrel for posing!

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