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Auchinleck House

12 September 2021 (10am - 4pm)


Built c.1760 by Lord Auchinleck and inherited by his son James Boswell, biographer of Dr Johnson.  Johnson visited the house in 1773.  It is a fine example of an 18th century Scottish country villa.  Classical design strongly influenced by Adam.  Fine pediment with elaborate detail and quote from Horace about the contentment to be found in country life.  Saved by the Scottish Building Preservation Trust.  Restoration completed by the Landmark Trust with splendid plasterwork and period furniture.

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Key Information

Building Date: c. 1760



  • Auchinleck House
  • Auchinleck
  • KA18 2LR