The main street of the now quiet village of Ecclefechan was once a busy thoroughfare. For over 250 years the main road from London to Glasgow passed through here and brought with it considerable traffic. The re-routing of the A74 and its later upgrading to the M74 mean that this once bustling place is now a quiet backwater, with motorists rushing north from Carlisle catching but a fleeting glimpse as they flash by.
In the days of stage-coach travel, the Glasgow to London coach on its six-day journey would pause at a coaching inn, now the Ecclefechan Hotel, boosting the local economy and increasing the village's importance.
As the road signs proclaim, Ecclefechan was the birthplace of Thomas Carlyle, famous philosopher and historian. He was born in 1795. At the age of 11 months, in response to the tears of another child, it is claimed that he said his first words: "What ails we Jock?". The cottage where he lived as a child is now run as a museum by the National Trust for Scotland and houses a recreation of an 1800s cottage.
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