Amble Tourist Information

Amble is an old fishing port, with undisturbed sandy beaches, rolling hills and an award winning marina brimming with bobbing boats, Amble is the ideal base for anyone wishing to enjoy the many activities and attractions that the historic county of Northumberland has to offer.

The town originally prospered through fossil fuel exports to southern England and international waters. However, Amble is currently the centre of Northumberland’s fishing industry. This friendly community has an assortment of high street stores and boutique shops, fantastic restaurants, rural pubs and a large, popular market every Sunday. Visitors can shop till they drop, or head towards the promenade to sample fresh fish and chips and observe the trawler boats as they unload their catch of the day.

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Visitors can book a bird watching trip aboard a Puffin Cruiseliner to Coquet Island to view (depending on season) roseate terns, gulls, puffins and many others. And there’s a friendly seal colony to provide some photogenic subjects to remind you of your visit. This island is not only an RSPB reserve for thousands of wild seabirds but is also home to an impressive 80ft lighthouse built on the remains of a medieval monastery. Nature enthusiasts can indulge themselves with a visit to the Northumberland Seabird Centre, which allows visitors to get closer in observing natural bird habitats and characteristics, through a live broadcast CCTV of the birds on Coquet Island. The Braid and Druridge Country Park are both beautiful natural areas with large expanses of woodland and meadows - ideal for walking, enjoying a hearty picnic by the lake, or simply laying back and soaking up the sounds of the countryside.

If you’re searching for a quiet town for evening relaxation but fancy an abundance of high-energy sports to fill the daytime, then head over to the close Coquet Shorebase Trust. This water sports centre allows both the experienced and novice guest to partake in sailing, canoeing, kayaking, raft building and windsurfing lessons. A fantastic family day out or an equally enjoyable corporate team building attraction. If water-based activities are your thrill-seeking recreational sport then the English Heritage recently discovered four mysterious sunken shipwrecks on the Amble mudflats - an ideal exploration ground for competent diving enthusiasts.

Amble Cottages

There are many types of parkland, woodland and coastal paths within the area, making it the perfect location for hiking, cycling or horse riding. The Coasts and Castles National Cycle Route also borders the Amble region. After a tiring day of activity relax in one of many comfortable bed and breakfasts, caravan and camping sites, guest houses and self catering facilities.

There’s a regular transport service to the larger surrounding cities and towns such as Newcastle and Alnwick, with the closest rail station based 6 miles away at Alnmouth.

Interesting fact: Around 1812 the rocks close to ‘Hadstone Scars’ were often used to hide and store illegal cargo for the night. Many cellars of residential properties in Amble were also used.

Things to see and do around Amble:

Amble Marina

Coast and Castles Cycle Route

Coquet Yacht Club

Puffin Cruises Dave Gray Boat Trips

Castle Mania

Coquet Yacht Club

Northumberland Seabird Centre

Zecca - Restaurant specializing in traditional Italian cuisine

The Granary Restaurant and Bar - Northumberland Gazette Article (Eating Out)

Alnwick Castle

Chillingham Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Lindisfarne Castle

Seahouses, Belford and Chillingham

Warkworth Golf Club

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club

Slate Hall Riding Centre

Shipley Lane Equestrian Centre