Amble Development Trust

Fourways 2 · 6 Dilston Terrace · Amble · Northumberland · NE65 0DT


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Welcome to Amble Development Trust's Website

The historic port of Amble, 'the friendliest port', occupies a superb waterfront setting amidst some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Great Britain. The town is located on the River Coquet estuary and is the southern gateway to Northumberland's AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Coastline.

Amble has a thriving local community and is now enjoying increasing popularity as a tourist centre and a pleasant business location with good links to the rest of the country.

Amble Development Trust has been set up specifically to improve and develop Amble and has done so in many different ways, since its inception in 1994.

There is something for everyone on this web site. Please browse through the site to learn more about:

  • Trust activities and projects
  • Visiting Amble and the Heritage Coast
  • Doing business in Amble
  • Local services for residents and businesses
coquet island French market in the Town Square
local flora and fauna fish sculpture

Amble 2020

A framework for developing Amble as a thriving and vibrant coastal town over the next decade has been mapped out in a newly published report. Partners Amble Development Trust, the Town Council, the local Business Club, and Warkworth Harbour Commissioners have outlined in the report how a new wave of regeneration proposals can be developed to take the town in a fresh direction creating jobs, businesses, tourism, marine, and leisure opportunities.

20 reasons to invest in Amble: 10 min video

Mary Portas Pilot Scheme

The Town Team, spearheaded by Amble Development Trust, was awarded £10,000 from the Mary Portas Pilot Scheme. The Town Team (representatives from Amble Development Trust, Amble Business Club, Amble Town Council and Amble Action Group) voted to use the money to deliver the TryAmble1st campaign and two events to encourage visitors to the town. The first of these events was the first AMBLE PUFFIN FESTIVAL 2013. This year's event is 26 May - 1 June (

Retail Distinctiveness Study Amble Healthcheck

These two reports were developed as part of Amble's Market Town Initiative and involved a great deal of local community consultation. Please contact Julia Aston for further details.


Working through BiTC Amble Development Trust became highly involved in a National fishing project based in North Shields. The project was concerned with the long term sustainability of local fishing communitites.

Locality and Federation of Northumberland Development Trusts (FoNDT)

Amble Development Trust is a proud and active member of Locality (Development Trust's Association) and FoNDT. Being a member of these organisations allows us to learn from one another and work effectively.

Conferencing at The Trust

The Trust's new building at Fourways 2 is able to offer splendid state of the art facilities for meetings and conferencing. Please follow the link to find out more.

Please take part in the Amble Town Survey and help improve the Friendliest Port. Read more about it and link to the survey here

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