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Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Souter Lighthouse Coast Road | Whitburn, Sunderland SR6 7NH, England
+44 191 529 0909
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Really glad we stopped

We decided to call in whilst we were passing on our bikes and had a really nice time. We were given... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Spamette
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Yorkshire
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Fabulous visit

Called here when cycling past, with some hesitation as my wife is afraid of heights. Ended up with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert R
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“national trust” (37 reviews)
“fog horn” (21 reviews)
“nt members” (8 reviews)
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Souter Lighthouse Coast Road | Whitburn, Sunderland SR6 7NH, England
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+44 191 529 0909
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"worth the effort"
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"nt property"
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"worth the climb"
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"tea room"
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"south shields"
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"well worth a visit"
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"picnic area"
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"coastal walk"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"home made cakes"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to call in whilst we were passing on our bikes and had a really nice time. We were given a guided tour of the whole place by two gentlemen who were both friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the technical...More

Thank Spamette
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here when cycling past, with some hesitation as my wife is afraid of heights. Ended up with a private tour as one of the guides took us round the ground floor level giving us a detailed tour of the site, it's history and information...More

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s fine to spend maybe an hour at if you are a national trust member, otherwise I think it seems expensive (it would’ve been about £25 with parking for our family of 5). There isn’t really that much there and unfortunately the outdoor play area...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We stayed in a holiday cottage on site with views out to sea and only a few mins walk from an amazing coastline. The lighthouse and premises are packed with history and details such as the original machinery, boilers, lighting systems, electics and recreated keepers...More

Thank MAC3501936
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We recently became members of the National Trust and saw this was in the area so decided to stop by. This is a great little place for seeing a lighthouse and it's in a lovely spot with great views. The staff were all really friendly...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Great place to take children. You can have picnic on the grass outside, let them run around & let off steam and then enjoy visiting the Lighthouse.

Thank Graham C
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Didn't get a chance to view inside, but had a good wander around outside. A fantastic looking lighthouse and great views out to see. Particularly loved the old fog horn!!

Thank SuzieLock
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Unique National trust property, well worth a visit and the climb up the top of the tower is worth the effort as well!

Thank midknight73
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

With a car park right next door this is an easy trip with young children - even the 4 year old grandson made it to the top! Friendly, knowledgeable staff made it a delight. The great views are worth the climb.

Thank DISCgosforth
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

An historic lighthouse it was the first lighthouse built to be powered by electricity. Situated just north of Sunderland in Marsden it's open every day bar Christmas opening. Fantastic cafe. Well worth a visit.

Thank FlorianFY
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Greta J
June 23, 2017|
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April 10, 2017|
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Response from Glen P | Reviewed this property |
National Glass Centre or failing that try the lighthouse in Tynemouth (St Mary's), you can then do the Tynemouth Priory too, decent day out!
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
You also have to pay for the carpark, which I think is around £3.
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