Described as one of England's prettiest villages, Blanchland sits on the Northumberland/Durham border at the upper end of the Derwent Valley.
The village is surrounded by picturesque walking routes and nearby is the Derwent Reservoir, a great spot if you like sailing and fishing. Stay in a Blanchland Self Catering property for a week or two to truly appreciate this beautiful area of Northumberland.
The village began when its abbey was founded in the 12th century and it gets its name from the French canons who lived and worked in the building and who wore white habits.
Its pub, The Lord Crewe Arms, also dates from the 12th century, and is one of the oldest hostelries in the country. Why not have a few nights in a Blanchland Hotel to truly relax.
The Lord Crewe briefly found itself at the centre of the Jacobite Rebellions in 1715 when General Tom Foster used its huge fireplace as a hiding spot. Stay in one of the many Blanchland Bed and Breakfasts and learn more about this beautiful area of Northumberland from your local hosts.