Amble is on the Northumberland coast, at the mouth of the River Coquet. The town grew rapidly in the 19th century around the bustling harbour, with its related industries in fishing and ship building and with its links to local railway and coal industries.

Although the area, like the rest of the rest of the region, has witnessed the decline of the coal industry, Amble still retains some its traditional industries and historic charm; earning its title as “The friendliest Port”.