Visit Wooler and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wooler, Northumberland, is a workaday town, but a welcome sight to travellers in the thinly populated Glendale district it serves. The natural centre for exploring or angling in the Cheviot Hills, it is a breezy place, nicely set above the Milfield plain with the great Cheviot in its background. The town suffered frequent raids in the Middle Ages and destructive fires in 1722 and again in 1862, so there are few buildings of much age. The oldest church building is Presbyterian, founded in 1700. At one time there were three Presbyterian churches at Wooler. It has always been a grey-stone town and it must be said that newer buildings of pan-tile roofs, stucco and smooth red brick strike a jarring note.
There are many fine walks from Wooler. One of 2½ miles leads to the prehistoric Kettle's Camp and the wishing well, Pin Well, South of it. The Happy Valley along Colegate Burn involves a 6-miles return walk. Many visitors like to climb Humbleton Hill, just 1 mile away, to see the terrace fortifications, cairn and fine view.
A plaque on Victoria Villas, in Queen's Road records the death here in 1906 of Josephine Butler, fighter for women's education and legal rights, who is buried at Kirknewton.
Nearby towns: Alnwick, Belford, Holy Island, Kelso
Nearby villages: Akeld, Alnmouth, Alwinton, Beadnell, Beanley, Bowsden, Branxton, Callaly, Chatton, Chillingham, Craster, Crookham, Detchant, Doddington, Duddo, Earle, Edlingham, Eglingham, Embleton, Etal, Fentonhill, Fenwick, Glanton, Harbottle, Hepburn, Holburn, Ilderton, Ingram, Kirknewton, Kirk Yetholm, Kyloe, Lowick, Lucker, Milfield, New Bewick, Roddam, Smeafield, Warenford, Whittingham, Wooperton
Have you decided to visit Wooler or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wooler bed and breakfast (a Wooler B&B or Wooler b and b)
- a Wooler guesthouse
- a Wooler hotel (or motel)
- a Wooler self-catering establishment, or
- other Wooler accommodation