A sense of the past

Blanchland is a village on the Northumberland/County Durham border which grew out of the foundation of an abbey in 1165. It was bought by the Bishop of Durham, Nathaniel Lord Crewe in 1708, and on his death in 1721 Blanchland became part of a charitable trust established by his will. Today Blanchland is reputed to be one of the prettiest villages in England, and is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world.

Blanchland people