Historic village lying between woods, moors and river
11th April, 2021
Whether staying at Yew Tree or Heart of Lanchester cottage the quaint village of Blanchland is worth a visit.
Described by 'Visit Northumberland' as being in a fairytale setting, the village is within easy reach of Hexham and Consett. If you are visiting Edmondbyers and the Derwent Reservoir, continue for another few miles up to Blanchland
The first thing you will notice is the similarity of most of the buildings - being built from stones retrieved from the medieval Blanchland abbey This was organised by Nathanial Crew (a bishop of Durham) in the seventeenth century.
The village has a tearoom, The Lord Crewe Arms hotel and restaurant, village shop and gift shop. There are plentyof walks nearby (the village is near access land). For those interested in ancient churches, the parish church pictured here has many rare festures.
Sat navs: DH8 9HP
Google maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/eY3mQVWPR5SckosR7