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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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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Amazing and interesting place, lovely staff

We popped in here as we are both book worms, drawn to anything booky and quirky. This place did not disappoint, we were met by very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Limesemma
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here as we are both book worms, drawn to anything booky and quirky. This place did not disappoint, we were met by very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff/volunteers. We found the place fascinating, the staff talked to us through the displays and really brought it to life, upstairs we were overwhelmed by the amount of fantastic books,... More 

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Thank Limesemma
Crieff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Library is truly unique. Follow the drive past a farm and suddenly you come across an oasis/ The Library houses many rare books and the guides and Librarian are a mine of information. Also of note is the historic Chapel. well worth a visit

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Thank 169Criefftraveller
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Thing is it is VERY special in lots of ways. Not just the magic library, but Chapel, Castle and School. Do climb the stairs in the Chapel to see the original library space.

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Thank f2s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

was not expecting to find such an amazing and unique library museum down a small road in rural Perthshire! It is an incredible find and highly recommended, even to those who don't like books. - My husband took the kids for a walk to see the ruined castle. well worth a visit.

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Thank Bellsie C
Dollar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Wonderful library, what an experience to visi!. The guides were so interesting and helpful. The place is so nice,and the idea of touching the books, read them, not just see them behind a glass makes this place unique.

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

ID#: 367423469 If you love books and history, you must make time for a visit to this wonderful Library. Lara, the Keeper of Books has an encyclopedic knowledge of the books and their contents and all the volunteers have the same enthusiasm and knowledge, especially Bill, who is able to help any visitor understand the family trees of the founding... More 

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Thank Alison M
Sussex, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Uwe H's review below says it all, so I won't repeat it here. This is an outstanding attraction, appealing to anyone with any interest in books and history. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, the exhibits fascinating, and you really can see any book you like. Even your entrance ticket doubles as a bookmark. Don't miss it.

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Thank DrJohnUK
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We felt really privileged for the two of us to be given our own guided tour by two tour guides and the Keeper of Books! The Library is not hard to find and well worth the journey. As the oldest free public lending library in Scotland it has an amazing collection of books and at any time a number of... More 

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Thank Jim B
Sigmaringen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Anyone travelling Scotland and nursing an interest in and a love for old books and libraries just HAS to see this place. Although that's easier said than done, Innerpeffray being in a very remote place in rural Perthshire. The library goes back to one David Drummond, Lord Madertie, who led an exciting and extraordinary 17th-century life, taking part in the... More 

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1 Thank Uwe H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Amazing collection of books,wonderful atmosphere, perfect setting. The snowdrops this year were wonderful

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