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

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Sun 02 Apr 2017
06:00-12:00
A rare opportunity to see wild birds at close quarters.

Souter Seashore Safari

Sun 09 Apr 2017
09:30-11:30
Join a Ranger to search the rockpools along Souter's rocky shore.

Junior Conservation Day

Mon 10 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
Peak behind the scenes with Kate, our conservation officer.

Easter Fun Day

Tue 11 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
Easter themed family fun.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 14 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
An Easter adventure with a chocolate reward.

Ranger Ramble - Marsden Circular

Sun 23 Apr 2017
10:00-14:00
Join our Rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group on a walk around Marsden Circular.
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.