Welcome to Blanchland

Blanchland is truly unique – a picture-perfect historic village, recreated in the 18th century from the ruins of a medieval monastery. Popular with walkers, cyclists and as a location for period films and TV dramas, our visitors enjoy eating lunch in the former Victorian school or having drinks in the medieval cellar bar, or monastic cloister garden.

Blanchland is set in the soft landscape between the Derwent reservoir and and the sweeping moorland fells of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Use postcode DH8 9SR or click here to find us.

It feels a world away, but we’re just 40 minutes drive from the cities of Newcastle and Durham.

Blanchland is the home to a mix of longstanding and more recent residents, who keep the resilient spirit of Blanchland alive, making it a fantastic place to visit today. Since 1721, almost all of the village has been owned by the Lord Crewe Charity who rent out residential, business and farming tenancies in and around the village.

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