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

Souter Seashore Safari

Sun 28 May 2017
11:30-13:30
Join a Ranger to search the rockpools along Souter's rocky shore.

World Ocean Week

Tue 30 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Celebrate everything about the sea at Souter Lighthouse.

Junior Conservation Day

Fri 02 Jun 2017
10:00-16:00
Peak behind the scenes with Kate, our conservation officer.

East Coast War Channels Family History Workshop

Tue 13 Jun 2017
10:00-12:30
The East Coast War Channels stretched from the Thames to the Tyne and beyond, protecting ships that carried vital supplies during WWI. Discover the role north east communities played during this period. Will you reveal family links?

East Coast War Channels Family History Drop-in

Tue 13 Jun 2017
13:00-15:30
The East Coast War Channels stretched from the Thames to the Tyne and beyond, protecting ships that carried vital supplies during WWI. Is your family be connected with this largely forgotten piece of maritime heritage?

East Coast War Channels Creative Writing Workshop

Wed 14 Jun 2017
10:00-16:00
The East Coast War Channels stretched from the Thames to the Tyne and beyond, protecting ships that carried vital supplies during WWI. This workshop will use poetry and prose to explore the ships wrecked off the north east coast and their human cost.
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

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Get involved

Two people inspect historic features in Souter's engine room

Get hands-on to help care for Souter Lighthouse 

We're looking for new conservation volunteers to make a clean sweep in 2017.