Wooler and Glendale

Gateway to the Cheviot Hills

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Wooler, a brief history...

There is much evidence of settlements throughout the area dating back to pre Bronze Age times and most hilltops have some sort of hill fortification. The Roman period seems on the face of it to have had little impact on the area. Given Wooler's position almost midway between Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall in Scotland it seems safe to assume that the area was at least visited by Roman troops from time to time. Up to the beginning of 12th century Northumberland was ruled by a succession of earls first, Anglo-Saxon, then Danish and eventually Norman.

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