|Development of Amble|
The town of Amble is situated in Northumberland on the North Sea coast, at the mouth of the River Coquet. It is located on the A1068 road, 1 mile southeast of the village of Warkworth, 9 miles south of Alnwick and approximately 30 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne.
Amble occupies an important historical site because it was built on a point of land that juts out, so providing extensive views of the coastline and there is evidence of settlement on the site in prehistoric times. It was because of its location that Amble developed as a flourishing town with traditional local industries of mining and fishing making use of its harbour.
After the traditional industries fell into decline Amble had to diversify and find new streams of income so today that same location attracts visitors and tourists who take advantage of the harbour and estuary for leisure sailing and its beaches for family holidays. Just off the coast of Amble lies Coquet Island which is an RSPB nature reserve and also the site of a medieval fortification.
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