Surrounded by beautiful beaches and rolling countryside, Amble is perfectly positioned for those who want to explore everything Northumberland has to offer.
This small working fishing port is home to a close-knit but friendly community. The development of an award-winning marina on the site of the former staithes has brought new life to Amble. It also has good shops, pubs and boasts a bustling Sunday market.
If you want to watch the world go by, head towards Amble promenade and watch the fishing boats land their catch of the day.
You can also eat award-winning fish and chips or embark on a birdwatching boat trip to Coquet Island - home to a variety of birds including Puffins, Roseate Terns and a large colony of seals.
Also in town you will find the Amble Sundial, which has the largest gnomon (indicator) in Europe.
Watersports enthusiasts should head for the Coquet Shorebase Trust, a community based watersports centre offering training in sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, powerboating and raft building.
The Town Trail will lead you to the many places of interest hidden in quiet secluded areas. Amble is close to Warkworth, Alnwick and Morpeth, and also provides access to many walks and cycle routes. The famous Coasts and Castles National Cycle Route passes close to Amble.
Alnmouth is a beautiful coastal village on the north bank of the River Aln estuary in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was founded almost 1,000 years ago by William de Vesci, Lord of Alnwick, and developed quickly as a market community.
The village has relied on both sea and rail for its economic prosperity, and was once an important port between the Tyne and the Tweed. Its status changed on Christmas Eve, 1806, when a savage storm pounded the Northumberland coast and swept the course of the River Aln away from the harbour. Evidence of the storm exists today where visitors can see that Church Hill has been cut off from the village by the river.
In recent years a growth in tourism has helped Alnmouth develop as a vibrant seaside community. It has a mix of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and gift shops for visitors to enjoy. Alnmouth Golf Club is the fourth oldest club in England and was a major influence in the development of the game, including the beginning of the Amateur Championship in 1885 – one of the most prestigious events worldwide.
The village draws a large number of walkers and cyclists each year, as well as nature lovers and bird watchers. It sits within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on St. Oswald’s Way, a long distance walking route, the North Sea Trail and the National Coast and Castles Cycle Route.