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If you drive on the M74, you may see the sign that says 'Ecclefechan - Carlyle's Birthplace' but at 70mph it is soon gone and nothing more is thought of it until you pass it again. This time, I decided to visit.
Thomas Carlyle the...More
Enjoyed our visit to this National Trust for Scotland property. The guide gave us a fascinating insight in to Thomas Carlyle's upbringing and bought the house to life with his talk.
Just a very small property with three rooms but we spent a very happy...More
Many times we've passed the Ecclefechan sign on the Motorway which has the Large Attached sign saying Birthplace of Thomas Carlyle. So our thoughts were give it a go. We'd not seen the village previously and knew instantly we'd missed nothing. As for the Birth...More
I visited on the 27th of March with friend in tow who knew little more than the great Sage's wikipedia page. After leaving, the both of us were delighted and very grateful to our guide, Margaret.
Arriving by bus into a rainy Ecclefechan, the house...More
Having little knowledge of Thomas Carlyle the gentleman at the house on the day of our visit was extremely welcoming. He gave us a very informative introduction to the house which assisted with our understanding of Carlyle. The home, very small, but quite quaint is...More
A charming, compact and well preserved memorial to a great man; made all the more endearing by the presence of a gentleman guide who expertly espoused the history of the origins of one of Scotland’s finest. Well worth an immersion.
Went to see this so called attraction and as per the National Trust, it was closed.
There isn't much else to do in the area so the journey was a total waste of time.
Would no advise a visit as you might be met with...More
Visited on way home on Sunday afternoon on 17th May - but it was closed. We, along with other visitors, were disappointed. Eclefechan looks like a quant little place though perhaps not ona Sunday as everything was closed.