Amble General Information

The Town of Amble is situated on the Northumberland coast, it is at the mouth of the River Coquet, just a mile from Warkworth. Amble was built on a point of land that sticks out from the main run of the coast. Read More.

“the friendliest port”

On Wednesday 6th July 1935, on her final voyage, RMS Mauretania sailed past Amble on her way to the docks at Rosyth to be broken up. At 10.25am, the clerk to Amble Urban Council sent the captain of the Mauretania a message of greeting:
“Amble to Mauretania. Greetings from Amble, last port in England, to still the finest ship on the seas”.

Back came the reply:
Mauretania to Urban Council, Amble, to the last and kindliest port in England, greetings and thanks. Mauretania.”
Decades of retelling this story means ‘kindliest’ has now turned into ‘friendliest’.
One of the picture stones in Amble Town Square commemorates this conversation between RMS Mauretania and Amble Urban Council.

Credit: The Ambler  11.12.12

Border Textile Group

aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to develop creative skills with fabrics, threads and other media. Members have the opportunity to discover contemporary and traditional techniques, sharing inspiration and practical ideas.


Guitar, mandolin and ukulele tuition

Brian Arthur is a qualified teacher with DBS who offers tuition from his home in Warkworth. He specialises in classical guitar, and also teaches electric, acoustic folk (British and American), finger-style jazz, blues etc. Keen students of all ages and levels welcome. Evening or daytime lessons from 30 minutes.
Contact: 01665 712532 / 07751 644 268


Mad Hattie

is Amble Pin Cushion’s sister company, and covers millinery, vintage and the jazz duo Mad Hattie and the Eclectic Guitarist (AKA Norma and Brian Arthur).

Amble Cast Off

is our artistic holiday cottage by the harbour in Amble. We get lots of visitors staying who want crafting and musical holidays.


Northumberland Coastal Path

From Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed, one of the most beautiful long distance walks in the country. Amble Pin Cushion is a passport stamping station.

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