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

Swash yer Buckle!

Wed 31 Aug 2016
11:00-16:00
Themed fun days for pirates big and small.

Souter Shore Watch: dolphins and porpoises

Mon 12 Sep 2016
11:00-16:00
We're looking for volunteers to help survey dolphins and porpoises at Souter this summer.

Car Boot Sale

Sun 18 Sep 2016
10:00-14:00
Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter!

Ranger Ramble - Marsden Circular

Sun 25 Sep 2016
10:00-14:00
Join our Rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group on a walk around Marsden Circular.

Hallowe'en Fun

Fri 28 Oct 2016
11:00-16:00
Enjoy haunting fun at Souter this Hallowe'en.

Get Crafty - build a lighthouse

Sat 12 Nov 2016
11:00-16:00
Become a mini lighthouse keeper - design and decorate your very own working lighthouse.
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