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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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Interesting & Historical Facts about Blanchland

The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel in the village of Blanchland, Northumberland, has a vast fireplace where General Tom Forster hid during the Jacobite rising of 1715. His sister reputably haunts the hotel to this day.

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