Blanchland is a picturesque village located near the boundary between Northumberland and County Durham.
This quaint little village is populated with 12th century buildings constructed from the ruins of the ancient abbey. This idyllic English village is set in miles of countryside and near to the Derwent Reservior - the perfect spot for a stroll or cycle along one of the many routes available.
The Lord Crewe Arms is an unmissable medieval hotel and restaurant, named after Lord Crewe of Durham, the Lord Crewe Arms hold mystery and intrigue inside its walls. A former hiding spot for monks in the Middle Ages, the building contains hidden stairways and traditional stone masonry, and it is rumoured to be home to the ghost of Lord Crewe’s sister Dorothy. Will you be brave enough?
The beautiful village is set near to the North Pennines (voted for as an official area of natural beauty) and has been the inspiration for numerous writers, including Catherine Cookson. Come see for yourself why Blanchland is so inspirational!
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