Northumberland is the a perfect place for a holiday.
Amble and Warkworth are both perfectly located on the Coastal Route and only 15 minutes drive
from the A1 which gives excellent road links to Berwick and Edinburgh to the north and Newcastle,
Durham and York to the south.
For the more adventurous or those seeking a car-free day out, they are also only 5 miles from the
main East Coast mainline and is served by Virgin East Coast and X-Country trains as well as a
local train service operated by Northern Trains, and 35 minutes from Newcastle International
This page aims to give a few ideas of places to visit grouped into approximate travelling times from
Amble and Warkworth by car.
Amble and Warkworth
Amble (Warkworth) Harbour - Breakwater, Pier and Little Shore
Northside Surf School (www.northside-surf-school.co.uk)
Coquet Shorebase (www.coquetshorebase.org.uk)
Dave Gray’s Puffin Cruises (www.puffincruises.co.uk)
Amble Links Beach
Amble Markets (Saturdays and Sundays)
Warkworth – historic medieval village approx 2 miles north of Amble via A1068
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage
River Walks along the River Coquet
Warkworth Show - held in August (www.warkworthshow.co.uk)
Within 15 minutes drive
Druridge Bay Beach + Country Park - approx 2 miles south of Amble via A1068
Hauxley Nature Reserve - approx 1 mile south of Amble via Hauxley Lane.
Alnmouth – small coastal village approx 4 miles north of Amble via A1068 + B1338
Alnmouth Village Golf Club - the oldest 9 hole links golf course in England
Alnmouth Golf Club - 18 hole golf course located at Foxton Hall (just north of Alnmouth Village)
Within 30 minutes drive
Alnwick – historic market town approx 8 miles north of Amble via A1068
Alnwick Castle - historic home of the Percy family, Dukes of Northumberland and well known film
and TV location
Alnwick Garden - beautiful formal gardens developed by Her Grace The Duchess of
Northumberland. Includes Alnwick Treehouse Restaurant
Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick (www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk)
House of Hardy Fishing Museum, Alnwick
The Old Cross Pub (aka The Dirty Bottles) in Alnwick
Howick Hall and Gardens – approx 10 miles north of Amble via A1068 + B1339
Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives (near Ashington) – approx 10 miles south of
Amble via A1068 + A189
Newbiggin by the Sea Maritime Centre and The Couple Statue – approx 12 miles south of Amble
via A1068, A189 + A197 (www.nmcentre.org.uk)
Blyth – coastal town/port approx 20 miles south of Amble via A1068, A189 + A193
Blyth Battery (www.blythbattery.org.uk)
Blyth beach - beautiful sandy beach south of the town with car parking nearby
Morpeth – market town, park, river walks and rowing boats approx 15 miles south of Amble
accessed via A1068 + B1337 or via B6345 + A1
Chantry Bagpipe Museum (www.morpethbagpipemuseum.org.uk)
Sufferagette Emily Davison’s Grave at St Mary the Virgin Church.
Morpeth Castle (now a B&B)
Northumberlandia – approx 16 miles south of Amble and accessed via A1 + Blagdon Lane
Northumberland Zoo - located just off the A1 to the south of Alnwick
Within 45 minutes drive
Seahouses – fishing port approx 20 miles north of Amble via A1068 + B1340
Farne Islands trips – sailing from Seahouses
Beadnell – fishing village – small fishing village approx 18 miles north of Amble via A1068 + B1340
Bamburgh – small historic coastal village approx 30 miles north of Amble via A1 + B1342
Bamburgh Castle - stunning Grade I listed building, the Royal Seat of the Kings of Northumbria and
the family home of the Armstrong family since 1894.
Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. Run by the RNLI
Grace Darling’s Grave, Bamburgh - in the grounds of St Aiden’s Churchyard
The Bamburgh Bones - located in an Ossury at St Aiden’s Church
Bamburgh Beach - golden sands with a backdrop of magnificent Bamburgh Castle. This beach will
look familiar as it has featured in a number of feature films and TV series.
Belford Museum – located in a small market town approx 25 miles north of Amble accessed via
A1068 + A1 (www.belfordhiddenhistory.co.uk)
Northumberland Cheese Farm, Nr Blagdon – approx miles south of Amble – accessed via A1,
then follow signs to Blagdon, turn right just past Blagdon Hall Gates, turn right onto Green Lane
just past Horton Grange + follow the signs to Make Me Rich Farm!
Kirkley Hall Zoo – a great family day out! Located approx 25 miles south west of Amble and
accessed via Morpeth via B6524 - follow signs to Kirkley Hall Campus. (www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk)
Within 60 minutes drive
Ford and Etal Estates - including Heatherslaw Steam Railway, Heatherslaw Mill and Lady
Berwick – historic Border town approx 35 miles north of Amble and accessed via A1
Berwick Barracks - built in the 18th century to the design of distinguished architect Nicholas
Hawksmoor, Berwick Barracks one of the first in England to be purpose built.
Berwick Castle + Ramparts - The remains of a medieval castle from the Anglo-Scottish skirmishes
together with impressive bastioned town defences (the most complete in England), which surround
the whole town.. Mainly Elizabethan but updated in 17th + 18th centuries, the whole circuit can be
L S Lowry Trail - Lowry was drawn to Berwick by its architecture and sea views. He stayed at the
Castle Hotel near the station and produced more than 20 paintings and drawings of Berwick during
his visits. The Trail follows his steps and shows some of Berwick’s hidden gems such as the
Elizabethan Walls, the town, Tweedmouth and Spittal. The full trail takes approx 3 hours.
Berwick Bridges - There are three bridges spanning the River Tweed at Berwick.
Berwick Bridge, also known as the Old Bridge is a Grade I listed stone bridge built between 1611
and 1624. There is a new road bridge which is now the main road entrance to the town centre and
there is the famous Royal Border Bridge which is a Grade I listed railway viaduct built between
1847 and 1850, when it was opened by Queen Victoria.
These bridges can best be seen from Meg’s Mount - said to have gained its name from a cannon
called “Roaring Meg” is a demi-bastion on Berwick Ramparts, which means that it is shaped like
half an arrow-head, and was built in the reign of Elizabeth I as part of her defence system for the
town. Visitors climbing to the top of Meg’s Mount see views down the coast to Holy Island and
Bamburgh, and along the Tweed Valley to the Southern Uplands of Scotland.
Chillingham Castle – medieval castle, approx 30 miles from Amble via A1068 to Alnwick +
Chillingham Cattle – the famous wild white cattle, the only ones in the UK who now live on
enclosed parkland on the Chillingham Estate (www.chillinghamwildcattle.com)
Kirkharle Courtyard – Birthplace of the famous landscape gardener Capability Brown, take a stroll
around the serpentine lake which is the final piece of Brown’s designs to become a reality and
follow the family trail. Take a gentle walk and explore the nearby Grade 1 listed St Wilfrid’s Church
where Capability Brown was baptised. It’s the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown’s birth in 2016
so there is plenty to see and do at Kirkharle.
Norham Castle and Norham - located approx 8 miles west of Berwick on the border between
England and Scotland and accessed from the A1 via the A698 and B6470. Norham Castle
overlooks the River Tweed. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The
castle was a key location during the wars between England and Scotland.
Located in Norham is the Masons Arms - one of the oldest buildings in the village . The pub offers
excellent B&B accommodation and food. (www.themasonsarmsnorham.co.uk)
Hexham – historic market town approx 50 miles from Amble and accessed via A1 and A69
Hexham Abbey - located in the centre of the historic town of Hexham, faith has been celebrated for
more than 1,340 years in this beautiful Abbey. You will feel inspired by the sense of heritage,
worship and community in this beautiful place and all are welcome. (hexham-abbey.org.uk)
Market Square – Weekly markets held on Tuesday in this historic square located between the 15th
Century Moot Hall and Hexham Abbey
Hexham Old Gaol – visit the oldest purpose-built prison in England. Take a trip into the dungeon
and peer through the gloom and imagine confinement in the dark awaiting trial in the nearby Moot
Hall. This and much more awaits you! (hexhamoldgaol.org.uk)
Hexham Racecourse – the only racecourse in Northumberland, Hexham hosts 15 meetings per
year from Spring to Autumn. ( hexham-racecourse.co.uk)
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