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.

*These visits were suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to keep our staff safe. We will be reinstating them shortly so do check back.*

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 (cash only). Contact the Booking Office to make an appointment.

Read about the history and restoration of Auchinleck House.