Blanchland Abbey, Blanchland

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Blanchland Abbey at Blanchland, in the English county of Northumberland, was founded as a premonstratensian priory in 1165 by Walter de Bolbec II, and was a daughter house of Croxton Abbey in Leicestershire. It became an abbey in the late 13th century. The 16th century former Abbot's house (now The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel) is a Grade II* listed building and the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
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  • Whenever we are in the area we love to drive to Blanchland to stroll in the attractive stone village and look at this lovely church. The church was once part of a much bigger abbey and it is perhaps.....  more »
  • Nice to find the abbey was open so we could just wander in. Nice to see a bit of history and it is somewhere nice to have a quiet reflection  more »
  • Blanchland is a good place to visit. Excellent hotel and restaurant, interesting cottages and good gift shop. Shame the post office wasn't open. The Abbey was extremely cold. Needs to have more history of the village detailed. Good circular walk alongside the river.
  • Blanchland is a lovely peaceful place to visit with its wonderful abbey and hotel , nice place for a quiet day out .
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