©

Ecclefechan trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Ecclefechan

Historic Sites
Ecclefechan is a small village in the south of Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway.Ecclefechan lay in the early Middle Ages within the British kingdom of Rheged, and the name is derived from the Brythonic for "small church" . After Gaelic later spread in the area, the belief arose that the name derived from the 7th century St Féchín of Fore.The village is known as "Fechan" to the local residents. It has two shops, one of which is no longer a post office, a hairdresser, a church, a doctors' surgery and a primary school "Hoddom Primary School". It also has three hotels: "The Ecclefechan Hotel" with its white-painted frontage is prominent on the High Street and the main junction in the village; the "Cressfield Hotel" which has an adjoining caravan park; "Kirkconnel Hall Hotel" which sits to the north.Geography and administrationEcclefechan lies in the valley of the Mein Water, a tributary of the River Annan, 5mi north of Annan and 8mi northwest of the English border. The A74(M) motorway runs immediately north of the village and Junction 19 is just northwest of the village.The High Street of the village has a burn which runs through a culvert below it. This culvert was constructed in 1875 by Dr George Arnott at his own expense.Places of interestThomas Carlyle's birthplace "The Arched House" is a tourist attraction and has been maintained by the National Trust for Scotland since 1936.
Use our United Kingdom (UK) tourist route planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Ecclefechan.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ecclefechan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ecclefechan

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Ecclefechan:
Historic sites, museums, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, theme parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Breweries, zoos & aquariums, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Adventure, parks, classes
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, spas, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Dumfries and Galloway

1 day in Stranraer BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Ireland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Dumfries BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Lockerbie BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Dumfries and Galloway BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 37 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Whithorn & Fairlie BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans