Welcome to Innerpeffray …
We look forward to welcoming you to the Library of Innerpeffray where you can transport yourself back to a time when the pace of life was slower. The Library has a very rural location but is just 20 minutes from the A9 or A85 trunk roads. Details for finding us are below. Please do call if you have any questions.
To book an entry time click on the link here which will take you to our reservations partner Art Tickets. To book on the day of your visit, please call us on 01764 652819.
Groups of 9 or more are requested to please phone the Library before booking. It is possible to visit the library without making a prior booking, but please be advised that this may mean that another group may already be undertaking a tour when you arrive.
The Library is open for visits March-October, Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sundays 2pm – 5pm. Admission price is £8, under-16s free.
Please note that a regular bus tour will visit the library on Thursday afternoons from May – September 2023. This will mean that visits to the library will not be available between 14:00-16:00 on Thursdays during this period.
Outwith opening hours, private visits can be arranged; phone or email us for details.
The Heritage Trail and grounds are open for visitors at any time and without reservation.
What do visitors think of a visit to Innerpeffray? Read about it on our TripAdvisor page.
Innerpeffray Chapel was built as the private chapel for the Drummond family in the early 1500s. It initially housed four priests, who were to pray for the souls of the Drummond family. When David Drummond conceived the idea of a public lending library in 1680 his books were stored in a small room at the west end of the chapel until the present library building was constructed sixty years later.
The Chapel is in the care of Historic Scotland. Click here to read more.
Visitors can currently enjoy a range of self-service hot or cold drinks in our pop up café. It is set up in the Victorian schoolroom which has been modernised to provide up to date facilities without compromising the character of the old building.
The café can be booked for groups and events.
Occasionally the cafe may be closed to accommodate a private event. You can check opening times by phone or email.
We cater for study groups and support researchers from around the world. These range from academics to people following in the footsteps of their ancestors. Whether it is tracing family history through our Borrowers’ Register or PhD research, please ask if we can help with your project.
If you’d like to come to the Library for research purposes, please call us or email us to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Small, special and very personal, Innerpeffray is a perfect destination for those looking for authentic Scotland. The Library is an award-winning visitor attraction (Best Heritage Experience VisitScotland Regional Thistle Awards 2019/20): we care passionately about sharing our story. Visitors are offered a personally-led tour of the Library by one of our guides and we can tailor a bespoke theme for your clients.
Easily accessible from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Dundee, we make an ideal stopping point or day trip. There is parking for coaches. Refreshments are available to book in the café.
The Library is located in rural Perthshire between Crieff and Auchterarder on the B8062. Journey time from Edinburgh or Glasgow is approximately 1.5 hours by car. The nearest train station is Gleneagles (10 miles away). Buses connect to Crieff (6 miles away) from Glasgow and Stirling to the south and Dundee and Perth in the north east.
Coming from the north west or north east via Crieff on the A85: turn onto the A823 towards Stirling. Take a left hand turn onto the B8062 in Crieff, where the Library is signposted. Follow this road for 4 miles until you see the brown tourist sign for Historic Library and Innerpefffray Chapel. Turn right down the access road to the Library.
Coming from the south via A9. Turn off at A823 for Gleneagles and follow the signs for Crieff past Gleneagles Hotel. Turn right at the mini roundabout onto Orchil Road and then left following the signs for Kinkell. Continue through the village of Tullibardine and turn left when you join the B8062 just before Kinkell Bridge. Follow the B8062 over Kinkell bridge until you see the signs for Innerpeffray Library and Chapel on your left.
Access is via a single track road of approximately 3/4 mile. There is plenty of free parking at the Library and ample room to turn large vehicles such as coaches and campervans.
Sat Nav postcode is PH7 3RF – follow the road to the car park at the end.