Visiting Northumberland and its magnificent coast, castles, gardens, towns and villages? The Amble Inn is the perfect base for exploring from. There’s so much to see and do in Amble itself including Amble Harbour village, Amble Seafood Centre and Hatchery and Coquet Island – or leave the car behind and head off on foot, bike or bus to nearby Warkworth with its famous castle or the colourful streets of Alnmouth.
Explore the The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which stretches for mile upon glorious mile north of Amble. Famed for its magnificent beaches, castle-studded coastline, unique islands with their diverse wildlife and an area steeped in history spanning thousands of years.
Amble stands at the southern gateway of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a designated stretch of the coast which spans the coast and surrounding areas to Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Coquet Island is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) managed nature reserve. It is designated as a ‘site of special scientific interest’, and is a safe haven for puffins, terns, and seals. Boat trips sally forth from Amble to nearby Coquet Island – just a mile off the coast.
The island is a magnet for wildlife and bird enthusiasts, drawn by the incredible bird and wildlife population, including the roseate tern, one of the UK’s rarest nesting seabirds. Amble is home to the UK’s only Puffin Festival. Held in May, the festival celebrates these colourful sea birds and the town’s proud declaration as being ‘the friendliest port.’
Crowning the hilltop above the River Coquet in picturesque Warkworth, this impressive castle with its cross-shaped keep is a must-visit attraction to explore.
Take in spectacular river and coastal views from the castle walls and explore the floors, rooms and ruins of this mighty fortress. The castle’s most famous owners were the Percy family. Wielding almost kingly power in the north, their influence reached its apogee under the first Earl of Northumberland and his son ‘Harry Hotspur’, hero of many Border ballads and a dominant character in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’.
With three miles of dune-fringed beaches, a large freshwater lake surrounded by meadows and woodland and a raft of watersports – from kayaking to sailing – the Park is always worth a visit, whatever the time of year. Within the park you will also find a series of smaller nature reserves home to everything from a resident herd of swans to rare birds like the Golden Eye Snipe.
The bay has its own partnership which body is currently working to raise money to improve it further and turn Druridge into a nationally renowned wildlife tourism destination.
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