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Blanchland is a small village in Northumberland on the border with County Durham. It is a model village with picturesque houses set against a background of woodland and open moorland. Walter de Bolbec named the village for the Premonstratensian White Canons and dates to the founding of the monastery in 1165. After the Dissolution, the estate fell into decline, owned first by the Radcliffes and then by the Forsters of Bamburgh, in 1699 Dorothy Forster married Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham, who bought the debt-ridden estate and formed Blanchland out of the medieval abbey. The Lord Crewe Arms has a vast fireplace in which General Tom Forster hid during the 1715 Jacobite rising and the ghost of his sister supposedly haunts the hotel. Other famous guests have included WH Auden, Philip Larkin, Benjamin Britten and Sir Peter Pears. Its close proximity to the Derwent Reservoir in the North pennines provides some spectacular scenery and allows Blanchland to provide excellent sailing and fishing activities .The village has a variety of small shops, a post house, tearoom and gallery. The village is frequently used as a setting for period films set in the eighteenth century due to its population of 140 and its unspoilt qualities.


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Lord Crewe Arms Hotel (0.01 miles)

Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
Dating from 1165, The Lord Crewe Arms is a unique, historical property with traditional charm. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the individually designed rooms feature en suite bathrooms. Rooms are classically decorated with floral fabrics and dark ... More | visit website
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Slaley Hall Hotel (3.49 miles)

Slaley Hall Hotel

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Welcome to De Vere Slaley Hall.

Set in 1,000 acres of prime Northumberland forest and moorland, and surrounded by two championship golf courses, Slaley Hall remains a grand retreat and a symbol ... More

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Rye Hill Farm (4.74 miles)

Rye Hill Farm
Rye Hill Farm offers you the freedom to enjoy the history and beauty of Northumberland throughout the year; while staying in the pleasant family atmosphere of a cosy farm adapted especially to receive holiday makers; ... More | visit website
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Derwent Manor Hotel (6.82 miles)

Derwent Manor Hotel

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Built in the style of a Manor House making it one of the most distinctive hotels in Northumberland. Overlooking the Derwent Valley, this beautiful hotel is located within easy reach of ... More

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Deneview Guest House (6.94 miles)

Deneview Guest House
Set in an area rich in natural beauty, and offering superior B&B accommodation, Deneview Guest House is 2 miles from Consett in a rural village called Castleside, on the edge of the Durham Dales. On ... More | visit website
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The Pack Horse Inn (7.23 miles)

The Pack Horse Inn
he Pack Horse Inn is a former 18th Century Coaching Inn in the centre of the village of Stanhope. Stanhope is well known as the centre of Weardale, with its picturesque walks and historic buildings. Stanhope ... More | visit website
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The Anchor Inn (7.87 miles)

The Anchor Inn

Welcome to the Anchor Inn of Whittonstall. Originally built as a coach house in the 1700's this splendid inn and acclaimed restaurant offers two well-stocked bars along with traditional inn style dining.The Anchor Inn is ... More | visit website


Best Western Beaumont Hotel (8.65 miles)

Best Western Beaumont Hotel

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Delightful family run market town hotel overlooking the 6th century Abbey and Sele park. Set in the heart of Northumbria, Hexham is ideal for exploring a region steeped ... More

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Allendale B&B (8.66 miles)

Allendale B&B
Situated in the heart of the North Peninnes, an 18th Century Grade 2 listed building in the centre of the village offering well-appointed bedrooms, a friendly atmosphere and service. The Tea Rooms serve homemade cake and ... More | visit website
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Hall Bank Guest House (8.70 miles)

Hall Bank Guest House
Hallbank Guest House is located in the heart of the town and is ideally situated to give great access to Hexham and surrounding Northumberland countryside. There is a fantastic amount to offer in and around ... More | visit website

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