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Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace

The Arched House
Ecclefechan
Lockerbie
Dumfries and Galloway
DG11 3DG

Thomas Carlyle may have rubbed shoulders with Darwin, Dickens and Thackeray, but he never forgot his roots and insisted that his final resting place should be Ecclefechan, the village where his birthplace still stands.

The Arched House, built in 1793, shows the cramped conditions where this great writer and historian began his life. The house is furnished to reflect the domestic style of his time and on show is a notable collection of portraits and Carlyle's belongings.

His beginnings in Ecclefechan had a strong impact on Carlyle and contributed to his development as one of the most powerful influences of 19th-century British thought.

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In Ecclefechan, off M74 5½ miles south-east of Lockerbie.

Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace Postcode for SatNav: DG11 3DG

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