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Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

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Address: Souter Lighthouse Souter Lighthouse Coast Road | Whitburn, Sunderland SR6 7NH, England
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Amazing location!

A truly great location. The fairly recent car parks make this location more accessible than before. Cliff top views are breathtaking. The cliffs can be dangerous and you should be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnralderson
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A truly great location. The fairly recent car parks make this location more accessible than before. Cliff top views are breathtaking. The cliffs can be dangerous and you should be very careful with young children.Now the firing range no longer operates it can be enjoyed at all times.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited yesterday to the lighthouse and were plesently surprised to see childrens activities on for the young ones. There was an easter egg hunt on for the children and you can climb all the way up to the top although only 8 people are alowed up at any one time.

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Thank Chloe E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to learn about how light house keepers went about their daily business. Lots to see and do for all ages. Advisable to take out a national trust membership. A family pass is £9.50 per month.

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Thank Andrew H
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandchildren realy loved the egg hunt looking for different things of nature such as a bee ,seagull,magpie. Running free around the venue was great,scenery fabulous so adults and children had an enjoyable day.Staff brilliant.Will certainly visit again

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Thank Shirley G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum can go top lighthouse great views has small cafe but lots picnic areas in surrounding gardens, small beach with rock pools close by if tide right good family day out

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Climb to the top of the lighthouse for amazing views. It's a very interesting narrative about the lighthouse and its history. There is a good café and shop. Plenty of room for children to play on the grass outside.

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

After becoming new members of the national trust we were keen to start putting our membership to good use. Souter lighthouse was a place we'd passed many times and never been to so it was an ideal start. The lighthouse itself is limited for a long visited but there are some good walks for all abilities. Do note that on... More 

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Thank Michael S
San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

First time visiting here and was pleasantly surprised. The gentleman at the top of the lighthouse shared a lot of interesting facts about the lenses and how the lighthouse used to work (it is still functioning, but not used). The gentleman in the main part of the building also shared a lot about the other rooms and history of the... More 

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Thank christinah92078
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We are national trust members so its free. Been a couple of times and its great. Only small and will only fill an hour or two. The play area is free to use, even to non NT members. The cafe is small but really nice.

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Thank DerbyDave1982
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely lighthouse, in a beautiful setting marred by a children's playground too close to it. Don't get me wrong I have no objections to children's playgrounds, but in the right place. I have always viewed the National Trust's objectives as preserving the landscape and historical properties for future generations, but it seems as though many of its... More 

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