Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace


Situated off the M74 on the A74, 6 miles NW of Gretna, the Arched House at Eccelefechan is the birthplace of one of Britain's most influential thinkers, Thomas Carlyle, a great writer and social historian, born here in 1795. The house built in 1790 by his

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DG11 3DG
  0844 4932247
  Visit the Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace website

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Disabled access : Accessible with walking stick and assistance; Guided Touch Tours for visitors with visual impairment (please book in advance); information in large print.
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