Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Souter Lighthouse standing proud.

Important notice -

Our car parks are open. We have limited spaces, so if they are full please come back another time. The lighthouse is open - to avoid disappointment, please book your lighthouse visit in advance. The toilets and cafe are also open.

A marvel of its age

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Souter Lighthouse and The Leas (14 June - 20 June)

Mon 14 Jun 2021
10:30-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Souter Lighthouse and The Leas
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Eating

A member of staff serving a cup of coffee

Grab a bite to eat

Our tea-room is open and serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

A child pours whisked eggs from a jug into a mixing bowl while stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon.

Souter Lighthouse recipes 

A selection of our favourite recipes for you to make at home.

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Things to see and do

A family exploring the lantern room at Souter Lighthouse gets a close look at the huge glass lenses

May half term at Souter 

Your adventures start here.

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

The Souter Saunter 

Take the Souter Saunter and discover much more than a lighthouse standing alone on the coast.

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Places to stay

The exterior of Lighthouse Cottages 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 1, Tyne & Wear

As part of the lighthouse, you’ll be a stone’s throw from the coast.

The exterior of Lighthouse Cottages 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 2, Tyne & Wear

A cliff top cottage neighbouring the iconic lighthouse.

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Wildlife

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Learning

Schoolchildren in a classroom work on a craft activity

Learning with Souter Lighthouse 

We've developed a series of classroom-based activities inspired by Souter Lighthouse, the coastline and its wildlife.

An artist's impression shows the imagined interior of the planned new Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre, with views towards Souter Lighthouse

Plans for new Whitburn Coastal Conservation Centre  

Discover more about our vision for an eco-friendly visitor and learning centre in Whitburn Coastal Park. A small building with big ideas.

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Join or give

A migrating red breasted flycatcher is held in a hand during a bird ringing event

We need your support 

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas on the National Trust Collections website