Auchinleck (also known as Achinlek, Affleck)3940

Cumnock, Scotland

Brief Description

The late-18th-century house at Auchinleck was home to James Boswell, the diarist and author. The house was restored in the late-20th century by the Landmark Trust. Some features of the 18th- and 19th-century parkland and woodland layout survive.


Auchinleck had a long association with the Boswell family, starting in the early-16th century. During the 17th and 18th centuries a designed landscape was laid out, distinguished by a variety of woodland planting features. In the late-20th century the house was acquired by the Landmark Trust and restored with grants from Historic Scotland and from private donors.

  • Ruin
  • Description: The ruins of the medieval Auchinleck Castle.
  • House (featured building)
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