Wooler, also known as ‘walker’s paradise’, is located at the foot of the Cheviot Hills and on the edge of the National Park. Wooler is a small market town with a lot to offer and sits around 18 miles south of the Scottish Border.
Wooler is renowned for its scenic views, detached stone built properties and small stone cottages. On average, you will pay around £166k for a three-bedroom house.
Wooler has a relatively small population of 2,828, with the most common age group being 66+. It is a very popular area for those retiring and looking for somewhere a little quieter, whilst having a lot to offer in terms of the great outdoors.
Wooler has two small schools and students are provided with transport to schools in Alnwick or Berwick for Secondary options.
Shopping and Leisure
Whilst Wooler may be on the smaller scale, it has a busy main street with lots of local restaurants, shops and businesses such as post office, pharmacy, butchers, opticians and hairdressers. There is a Co-op on the high street, and the nearest large supermarket is located in the nearby towns of Alnwick or Berwick.
Pubs and Restaurants
Wooler has a host of local pubs and restaurants, one being Milan Italian Restaurant, which is always a popular choice. It is tucked away down an ally just after the Black Bull pub, perhaps not where you would expect to find a top-notch Italian restaurant, but in our experience, it certainly is one of the many genuinely great Italian restaurants in Northumberland.
Due to its location, Wooler attracts many walkers, therefore there are a wide range of cafes on the high street.
It is a popular base for walkers and is referred to as the "Gateway to the Cheviots". If you are interested in the outdoors it is an ideal location; there are also beautiful cycle routes and rivers and streams in the surrounding area.
Ad Gefrin is a new visitor destination and distillery which will take over a redundant site on the South Road in Wooler. The multi-million-pound investment will be one of the largest inward investment projects ever seen in North Northumberland.
Ad Gefrin will bring growth in tourist income and support the wider business community by sourcing goods and services from local suppliers and provide a retail outlet for high quality art and craft products and local produce, showcasing the best that Northumberland has to offer.
Wooler sits between the larger market towns of Berwick and Alnwick, both can be accessed by car or by bus from the bus station in the town centre.