Souter Lighthouse


Telephone: 0191 529 3161

Souter Lighthouse Secondary

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  • In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you

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

This white-washed cottage stands at the landward end of the Souter Lighthouse, built in 1871 to ward ships from the dangerous rocks at Whitburn Steel. The lighthouse keeper and his family would have lived in this sea-view cottage which, after a careful restoration, has been transformed into a comfortable two-bedroom holiday home.

Enjoy a cup of tea in the garden and soak up the sweeping views. Stretching north from Souter Lighthouse is The Leas, a two and a half mile expanse of magnesium limestone cliffs, wave-cut foreshores and coastal grassland. Start a 2 mile walk from Souter Lighthouse and end at Rocket Green meadow; home to autumn gentian, bee orchid and drop wort.

Further afield, explore the vibrant city of Newcastle, just a 15 mile drive from the cottage. With its shops, museums, galleries and award-winning restaurants, its well worth a visit.

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Opening Hours

The car parks, toilets and cafe are open, but the lighthouse remains closed until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 11:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00

Thursday 11:00 - 17:00

Friday 11:00 - 17:00

Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone: 0191 529 3161



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