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David Ford, History EditorTours > Coquetdale > Amble

Seven miles south-east of Alnwick

Amble Marina Amble was little more than a tiny hamlet at the mouth of the River Coquet, until a major harbour was built here in 1838. The place used to export coal from the nearby coal-fields which flourished in the 19th century, and it grew quite prosperous. However, the later decline of the trade took the town into recession.

Not the most appealing of small towns in Northumberland, Amble's popularity has been considerably boosted by the development of an award-winning marina on the site of the former staithes. It also boasts excellent views of Coquet Island, just off the coast.

Next Stop: Coquet Island

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