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

Father Christmas comes to Souter

Sun 04 Dec 2016
12:00-18:30
Father Christmas makes his annual visit to Souter. Sorry - all dates are now SOLD OUT.

Souter Bird Race 2017

Sun 08 Jan 2017
07:30-16:00
The race is on to count as many different bird species as possible!

Know Your Birds Workshop

Sun 22 Jan 2017
11:00-12:00
Pick up top bird identification tips with local experts.

Bird Week: build a bird box

Mon 20 Feb 2017
11:00-16:00
Celebrate our feathered friends by building them a home.

Bird Week: bird crafts

Tue 21 Feb 2017
11:00-16:00
Get hands-on making bird-themed crafts.

World Book Weekend

Sat 04 Mar 2017
11:00-16:00
Storytelling and crafts with your favourite characters.
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.