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About Blanchland

Blanchland is a small picturesque village nestled beside the river in the Derwent Valley within the North Pennines Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is surrounded by woodlands and open moors, and is also located near the picturesque Derwent Reservoir.

The village is mostly built from the remaining stone of the 12th-century Blanchland Abbey which was dissolved in 1539.

The local inn 'The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel' in Blanchland is one of the oldest hostelries in England, dating back to 1165. It was here that in 1715 that the Jacobite Rebellion leader General Tom Foster hid behind the inn's great fireplace. It is reputed that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of his sister!

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A view in the central business district, Allendale Town, Northumberland

Allendale Town (23 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction NW of Blanchland)

This picturesque Northumberland village enjoys a lovely location in the fine hill and dale countryside of the beautiful East Allen Valley...

The River Tyne at Hexham

Hexham (35 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Northumberland

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction N of Blanchland)

Historic market town where for centuries the sheep and cattle farmers of Northumberland gathered for the Tuesday market beside Hexham Abbey...

A picture of Wolsingham

Wolsingham (18 Pictures)

in the county of County Durham

(10.3 miles, 16.5 km, direction SE of Blanchland)

This is a lovely village lying on the edge of the North Pennines in an area of great scenic beauty. It is a wild and beautiful landscape dotted only by scattered farms with meadows full of grazing sheep and cattle...

St.Michael's Church in the village of WALL in the county of NORTHUMBERLAND - August 2003

Wall (1 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(12.1 miles, 19.4 km, direction N of Blanchland)

The village of Wall lies in the high uplands of Northumberland in spacious countryside bordered by the rivers South Tyne and North Tyne, close to Chester's Fort on historic Hadrian's Wall...

Miners Arms, Nenthead, Cumbria

Nenthead (14 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(12.6 miles, 20.2 km, direction W of Blanchland)

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Blanchland Abbey, Northumberland

Blanchland Abbey (1 Pictures)

(0.2 miles, 0.4 km)

Blanchland Abbey was founded as a priory in 1165 by Walter de Bolbec II, and became an abbey in the late 13th century. The.....

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Weardale (20 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.8 km, direction SW)

This lovely scenic valley lies between the town of Bishop Auckland, seat of princes of the church and the charming market town of.....

Hexham Abbey, Northumberland

Hexham Abbey (10 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction N)

Hexham Abbey is a refoundation of a church which stood on this spot in the year 675, it survived until 821, later the town was.....

A picture of Tyne Green Country Park

Tyne Green Country Park (1 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.7 km, direction N)

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Killhope Lead Mining Museum high in Upper Weardale. A desolate but magical place.

Killhope Lead Mining Museum (7 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction SW)

Killhope Lead Mining Museum keeps alive the counties lead mining traditions. This is a fully restored site of a working mine.....

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Langley Castle (3 Pictures)

(11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction NW)

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