For the hills, and the walking........
A wet, grey day when I visited did not show Wooler at its best .
It's a very small place, a little market town on the edge of the Cheviot hills.
It's an excellent base for those who wish to walk the area, so there is a Youth Hostel and campsites, hotels & b&bs.
The Cheviots are low and rounded (although this does not mean they arenot dangerous in bad weather, far from it) and are covered with prehistoric sites, stone circles, settlements, carved stones....very atmospheric.
So popular is this little town that it even has its own Tourist Information Office. The community website lists places to see and walks to take:
It was raining too hard for me to want to spend much time exploring. And, in truth, there is not so very much to see...for Wooler is not a town full of historic sites. It does, however, have a good range of independent shops for those who enjoy shopping.
So: a good base forexploring further, especially if you want to walk the hills. Not doubt a pleasant place to live.
But not somewhere one would make a special journey to explore.