Amble
Amble
A small town at the mouth of the River Coquet, Amble grew up in the Victorian period as a transport centre for the coal mining industry. Now it is an active fishing port, and a popular centre for visitors to Northumberland's coast.
Just a mile inland from Amble is Warkworth, with its impressive medieval castle. A walk along the Coquet River leads from Amble to Warkworth. Just offshore is Coquet Island, an RSPB reserve, where St Cuthbert once lived. Regular boat trips leave Amble to view Coquet Island. Nearby are two further nature reserves, at Hauxley and Druridge Bay.