Travelling around Amble
True to its name, things move a little slower in this quiet seaside town. Situated on the North East coast of England at the mouth of the River Coquet, Amble is known locally as ‘the friendliest port’. And you’ll soon see why, as this tranquil harbour, with its golden beaches and stunning vistas, warms your heart and captures your imagination.
Tucked away on the Northumberland Coast, Amble is easily accessible by road, and Arriva buses run services in and around the area, with routes to and from Newcastle, as well trips to nearby towns, such as Morpeth, Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Amble and the surrounding area has a rich history stretching back nearly 2,000 years. It was the site of Saxon settlements and Viking invasions, and there was an ancient monastery on nearby Coquet Island which played host to St Cuthbert, the famed seventh-century monk. Warkworth Castle, which dominated the landscape during the middle ages, saw noblemen come and go, among them, Harry Hotspur, immortalised in the works of William Shakespeare. Coal has been extracted in Amble for hundreds of years, and after the Industrial Revolution, the mining industry exploded. The influx of workmen saw the population grow from a couple of hundred to more than 2,000 by the end of the 19th century.