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Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse,Sunderland Information
Souter Lighthouse is a striking Victorian lighthouse.
It was the world's first purpose built electric lighthouse.
it has fantastic views over Marsden Bay and the notorious currents of 'Whitburn Steel'.
There are cliff-top walk along The Leas where nesting seabirds on the cliffs and stacks can be seen.
There is a Tea-room and Coffee Shop serving delicious local specialities.
The Lighthouse is a fantastic place to explore with the whole family. It contains an array of hands-on activities, discover the Victorian Keepers Cottage and climb the 76 steps to the top of the Tower.
Souter Lighthouse,Sunderland Address
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Souter Lighthouse
Coast Road
Whitburn
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear

SR6 7NH
Map and Directions
Souter Lighthouse,Sunderland Telephone No.
0191 529 3161
Souter Lighthouse,Sunderland Fax. No.
0191 529 0902
hours
Open ever day exept Fridays when the Lighthouse is closed.
Open 11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30)

The Lighthouse is closed throughout the winter (November - April)
food
Tea-room and Coffee Shop. Open every day expect Fridays when the Lighthouse is closed. Openning times 11am - 4.30pm
parking
Free car park to the South of the Lighthouse.
Children
Very child friendly property.
disabled facilities
Disabled parking & toilet.

Access to the ground floor of the Lighthouse but not up the Lighthouse Tower. CCTV camera can be controlled from the ground floor so views from the top of the Tower can still be seen.
Credit cards
Accepted
pets
No pets admitted to the Lighthouse - except guide dogs and hearing dogs.
Price(s)
National Trust members free
Adults £4.40
Children £2.80

Group rates for 10 or more: booking essential
etc
First opened in 1871, the lighthouse was the first in the world to employ alternating electric current. Visitors can explore the engine room, light tower and keeper's living quarters. A closed circuit TV shows views from the top for visitors unable to climb.
directions
Rail: East Boldon