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

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.

Car Boot Sale

Sun 30 Jul 2017
10:00-15:00
Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter.

Summer of Sport

Tue 01 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

Sun 06 Aug 2017
09:00-11:00
Join a Ranger to search the rockpools along Souter's rocky shore.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, adapted by Laura Turner

Sat 19 Aug 2017
18:00-20:30
Magical outdoor theatre takes you on an adventure to Neverland with the 'boy who wouldn't grow up'.

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.
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

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.

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.