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

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 01 May 2016
05:00-08:00
Join our Rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group on an early morning ramble taking in the wonderful sounds of the dawn chorus.

Souter Seashore Safari

Sun 08 May 2016
10:30-12:30
Join a Ranger to search the rockpools along Souter's rocky shore.

ORCA Shore Watch: dolphins and porpoises

Tue 10 May 2016
11:00-16:00
Local conservation charity ORCA are looking for volunteers to help survey dolphins and porpoises at Souter this summer.

Car Boot Sale

Sun 15 May 2016
10:00-14:00
Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter!

Get Crafty 2016 - Spring

Tue 31 May 2016
11:00-16:00
Keep the kids busy this Spring.

FLASH! A history of Trinity House and their lighthouses

Sat 11 Jun 2016
13:00-14:30
An enlightening talk for lighthouse and maritime history buffs.
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