3 Interesting and historical facts about Blanchland.
Legend has it, that during the Anglo-Scots wars, Scottish raiders were in the area of Blanchland Abbey, Northumberland, and so the monks of the abbey decided to pray that the abbey would be spared. After doing so a thick mist soon descended on the valley, hiding the monastry from the Scottish raiding party.
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.
The pretty village of Blanchland in Northumberland is mostly built from the stone of Blanchland Abbey, which was dissolved in 1539.