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

Wildflower Walk

Mon 03 Jul 2017
11:00-13:00
Join rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group members on a coastal walk.

Storm Petrel Ringing

Sat 15 Jul 2017
21:00-23:45
A rare opportunity to see this small, enigmatic seabird up close.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents: The Wind in the Willows

Sun 16 Jul 2017
18:00-20:30
Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. A live, open-air performance of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's tale.

Souter Sleepover

Sat 22 Jul 2017
15:00-23:45
A camping event for the whole family. Sorry - SOLD OUT.

Souter Seashore Safari

Sun 23 Jul 2017
09:30-11:30
Join a Ranger to search the rockpools along Souter's rocky shore.

Tackle the Tower

Sat 29 Jul 2017
14:00-20:00
Abseil down Souter Lighthouse to help us raise funds to restore the Foghorn House.
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.