Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Evening sun on Souter Lighthouse, Tyne and Wear
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Things to see and do

Walking at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

What's on 

Upcoming events

Ranger Ramble - Marsden Circular

Sun 26 Jun 2016
10:00-14:00
Join our Rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group on a walk around Marsden Circular.

Bumblebee Walk

Sat 02 Jul 2016
10:30-12:30
Join local expert Dave Foster for a saunter along the coast on the hunt for brilliant bumblebees.

A Walk on the Wild Side

Sun 03 Jul 2016
11:00-13:00
Join rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group members on a coastal walk.

Butterfly Walk

Sat 09 Jul 2016
10:30-12:30
Join local expert Dave Foster for a saunter along the coast on the hunt for beautiful butterflies.

ORCA Shore Watch: dolphins and porpoises

Thu 14 Jul 2016
11:00-16:00
Local conservation charity ORCA are looking for volunteers to help survey dolphins and porpoises at Souter this summer.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents: Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles

Fri 15 Jul 2016
19:30-22:00
A magical open air performance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective tale.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

History

Souter Lighthouse with foghorns installed 1907

Discover our history 

Built in 1871 Souter was the first lighthouse in the world purpose built to use electricity. Learn more about it and the treacherous seas, fog on the Tyne and the family legacy.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Wildlife

Seabird at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Unearth our wildlife 

From seabirds to falcons and bee orchid to sea plantain there's plenty to discover on a visit to our special place.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Venue hire

A unique venue for your event at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Celebrate with us 

Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary or wedding. Let our special place be the backdrop to your occasion.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Places to stay

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas Keepers Cottages 1 & 3

Holiday with us 

Enjoy cosy cottages, private gardens and beautiful sea views when you holiday at our special place.

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Learning

Visitors enjoying activities in Souter's Compass Room

Learning at Souter Lighthouse 

A beacon of learning for groups of all ages