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 

A man and boy explore rock pools

Summer holidays at Souter 

Beat summer holiday boredom with fun for everyone.

Upcoming events

Summer of Sport

Tue 22 Aug 2017
11:00-15:00
FREE sports activities and taster sessions for all ages. There's nothing like gathering friends and family for some outdoor games to really make the most of summer.

Souter Seashore Safari

Thu 24 Aug 2017
11:15-13:15
Join a Ranger to search the rockpools along Souter's rocky shore.

Ranger Ramble - Marsden Circular

Sun 27 Aug 2017
10:00-14:00
Join our Rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group on a walk around Marsden Circular.

East Coast War Channels Family History Workshop at The Word

Wed 13 Sep 2017
10:00-12:30
The East Coast War Channels stretched from the Thames to the Tyne and beyond, protecting ships carrying vital supplies during WWI. Head to The Word, South Shields, to discover the role north east communities and families played during this period.

East Coast War Channels Family History Drop-in at The Word

Wed 13 Sep 2017
13:00-15:30
The East Coast War Channels stretched from the Thames to the Tyne and beyond, protecting ships carrying vital supplies during WWI. Drop in at The Word, South Shields, to uncover family links with this largely forgotten maritime heritage.

East Coast War Channels Creative Writing Workshop at The Word

Thu 14 Sep 2017
10:00-16:00
A free workshop at The Word, South Shields. Using poetry and prose to explore the ships wrecked in the WWI War Channels off the north east coast and mark 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.

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Wildlife

A storm petrel which has landed on the ground at The Leas at night

Stormies over Souter 

Once a year, under the cover of darkness, some very special overseas visitors arrive on The Leas.

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.

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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.

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Learning

Visitors enjoying activities in Souter's Compass Room

Learning at Souter Lighthouse 

A beacon of learning for groups of all ages

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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.

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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