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									           WELCOME TO BLANCHLAND                                            IT’S EASY TO GET HERE
“Blanchland is the prettiest village I’ve ever seen” said an
American passenger on the QEII when it docked at
Newcastle on one of its last European cruises. That’s
Blanchland, the lovely Mediaeval village nestling in the
North Pennines on the Durham/Northumberland border.
Shouldn’t you discover Blanchland soon too?
                                                               Blanchland is well situated for journeys from Newcastle,
                                                                Durham, Hexham/Corbridge and the wider North East.
                                                                The village can be found nestling in the upper Derwent
                                                                 valley, just 10 minutes off the A68, ten miles south of
                                                                        Hexham, and near the Derwent Reservoir.
                                                               Blanchland can be reached in less than 45 minutes from
                                                                  Newcastle and Durham, less than 25 minutes from
       SOMETHING FOR                                            Corbridge and Consett, and less than 20 minutes from                 on the beautiful
         EVERYONE                                                                 Hexham or Stanhope.                      Northumberland /County Durham Border
Blanchland offers you a great
day out or short break. There’s
the superb White Monk
Tearooms, the traditional rural
Shop and Post Office, the gallery of
resident artist Gordon Lamb, a lovely Get
Ahead Hats shop, the Abbey, and, if you’d like to dine in
style or stay over, there’s a beautiful hotel too – the Lord
Crewe Arms - which was originally built as the Abbots
lodging for the 12th Century Abbey.

                                  AND THE NORTH
                                  PENNINES TOO!
                             If activities are your thing,
                             you can do everything on a
                             visit to Blanchland from
                             enjoying a picnic by the river
                             to walking in the nearby
North Pennine hills and Durham Dales. The areas is
made for walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers, and you can
also try your hand at fishing, sailing or windsurfing on
nearby Derwent Reservoir.

                                                                          Blanchland Mediaeval Village,
                                                                     Durham/Northumberland Border, DH8 9SR
                                                                               Tel. 01434 675192
                                                                                                                                “The prettiest village
                                                                           www.blanchland.org                                      I’ve ever seen”

  Discover Blanchland - for allSpring
             Enjoy out
         a great day
                                                                         a short break
                                                                                                                              A trip into the country can make Spring
                                                                                                                              seem like early Summer, and a visit to
                                                                                                                              Blanchland is no exception. The area is
                                                                                                                              teeming with daffodils and other Spring
                                                                                                                              flowers, and yet you can enjoy your own
   Set beneath magnificent fells in a wooded section                Explore, Discover and Recharge your batteries             space with not a soul around if that’s what
                                                                                                                              you want.
   of the upper Derwent valley, Blanchland is one of                on a short break in Blanchland. There’s so
   the most attractive small villages in the North.                 much to see in the area, and the Lord Crewe
   Built of stone from the remains of the 12th                      Arms is a great base for a few night’s away
   Century Abbey, the village retains a special
   atmosphere and has featured in many films
   and novels.
                                                                    from home.
                                                                    Built in the 12th Century as the Abbots lodging
                                                                    for the Abbey founded by Premonstratensian
                                                                                                                                             Summer sees Blanchland and the North
                                                                                                                                             Pennines come into their own, with families
   A day in the area will fly by – here are some                    Canons, the hotel is as full of character and                            paddling in the river and picnicking on its
   suggestions:                                                     great architectural features as one would expect                         banks, sailing on nearby Derwent Reservoir,
   G   Take an invigorating walk along the banks of
                                                                    in a building dating back 800 years! The hotel’s                         and events taking place like the Blanchland
                                                                    tranquil gardens were once the Abbey’s cloisters,                        and Hunstanworth Show, which takes place
       the river Derwent                                                                                                                     every August bank holiday Monday.
                                                                    and the Lord Crewe offers its guests a lovely
   G   Enjoy a coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea                 restaurant and an atmospheric
       at the White Monk Tearooms, or a pub meal                    cellar bar.
       in the Crypt Bar or outside in the Cloister
       Gardens of the Lord Crewe Hotel                              If it’s self-catering in a
                                                                    lovely country cottage
                                                                                                                              Set in the upper Derwent valley as it is, the
   G   Picnic by the river if the weather’s fine                                                                              village of Blanchland enjoys a superb
                                                                    that you’d like, then
   G                                                                look no further than                                      backdrop of “Autumn Gold” when the leaves
       Take the children on the village’s play-park – that’s                                                                  begin to fall in October and November. Yet,
       by the river too                                             Boltslaw Cottage in                                       protected from the wind by the steep slopes
                                                                    Ramshaw, which offers
                                                                                                                              of the valley, Blanchland can be a surprisingly
                               Browse around Gallery                historic cottage                                          pleasant and mild Autumn day out.
                               Upstairs, above the archway          accommodation for four
                               leading into the square and          just a couple of miles from
                               displaying arts and crafts           Blanchland.

                               from many different artists
                               Walk the fells of the North
                                                                    Further afield, you can enjoy the market
                                                                    towns of Hexham and Corbridge, or even the
                                                                                                                                             Now that the White Monk Tearooms and
                               Pennines, or take a walk             World Heritage Sites of Hadrian’s Wall and                               Gallery Upstairs are open through the winter,
                               around nearby Derwent                                                                                         there’s even more to do in and around
                                                                    Durham Castle & Cathedral.                                               Blanchland on a winter’s day. An invigorating
                                                                                                                                             riverside walk followed by steaming hot
                           G   Pick up a souvenir present                                                                                    chocolate and a scone – now there’s an idea!
                               from Blanchland Shop and
                               Post Office
 Eating, drinking, walking, shopping, relaxing,
               staying over, discovering...
                  ...there’s lots to do in  Period Cottages

   A warm welcome
                                                          White Monk Tea Rooms

                                                                       Open Every Day 10.30am - 5pm
                                                             Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day
                                                                                                                                 Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
                                                                                                                                A superb 12th Century hotel with lovely ensuite bedrooms from
                                                     Serving morning coffee, light lunches and Traditional Aernoon Teas         £45 per person, an atmospheric restaurant and the Crypt Bar for
                                                                        Gluten and Dairy free options                                          meals, drinks and great company.
                                                                         Locally Sourced Ingredients
                                                                       Prepared and baked on premises
                                                           Tel: 01434 675 044 E-mail tearooms@whitemonk.co.uk


                                                7                                                                                 The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, County Durham DH8 9SP.
                                                                 4                                                                          Tel. 01434 675251 – Fax 01434 675337
Gatehouse                                                                                                                                        email: info@lordcrewehotel.com



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                                                                                                                               Boltslaw Cottage
                                                                                                                               Stay near Blanchland in
                                                                                                                               comfortable historic holiday cottage
                                                                                                                               with log stove and garden with
                                                                                                                               barbecue. Sleeps 4 plus baby.
                                                    1. Blanchland Abbey                        8.    Play park
                                                    2. Gatehouse                               9.    River Derwent             Short breaks outside peak season.
                                                                                                                               Enquiries 01661 830488.
       Blanchland Village and Estate                                                           10.   To Boltslaw Cottage
                                                    3. Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
 - owned and conserved for three centuries by
                                                                                                                               Boltslaw Cottage Ramshaw near
                                                    4. White Monk Tearooms                     11.   Public Toilets
                                                                                                                               Blanchland DH8 9UU
           Lord Crewe’s Charity                     5. Gallery Upstairs                        12.   Free Car Park
                                                    6. Blanchland Shop and Post Office         13.   The Angel
                                                    7. Get Ahead Hats                          14.   The Pant

                                                                                                                                     Walks by the river
Blanchland Abbey

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