Lighthouses in our care

The Souter Lighthouse, South Tyneside

It's not surprising that we look after so many lighthouses, when you consider how much of the coastline is under our care.

Souter Lighthouse in Sunderland once housed one of the most powerful lights in the world while South Foreland Lighthouse, near Dover was used by Marconi in his experiments with radio transmissions. You can explore the Georgian lighthouse on the island of Lundy, or the medieval tower on the Isle of Wight - which was also used to signal to passing ships.