Auchinleck House, Ayrshire

Perhaps the finest example of an eighteenth century country villa to survive in Scotland, this was the family home of James Boswell, the famous 18th century diarist and biographer of Samuel Johnson.

*We are sorry but we’ve had to suspend these visiting arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to keep our staff safe. We’ll reinstate them as soon as things get back to normal.*

Ground floor of the house, including Museum Room, is open for visits by appointment on Wednesday afternoons from the Wednesday after Easter to the end of October. The grounds will be open throughout the spring and summer. A guide book is available for £3.50. Contact the Booking Office to make an appointment.

Read about the history and restoration of Auchinleck House.