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Dumfries & Galloway

Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace

Childhood home of one of Britain’s most influential thinkers

Planning your visit

New for 2020: Enjoy tea or coffee and some famous Ecclefechan tart in our new tearoom.

Dogs are not permitted in the house.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by telephone: 01576 300050.

Facilities & access

  • There is rough paving between the parking spaces on the road and the cottage.
  • There is one step into the main room on the ground floor, and a steep flight of stairs up to two rooms on the second floor.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what is good and where we need to do better.

Guided tour

Large-print factsheets are available.

Pay & Display parking is available on the road, within 50m of the property.


Touch tours are available – please book in advance.

Opening times


Current period1 Jan–31 May 2020, closed 1 Jun–1 Nov, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50