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Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

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Address: Coast Rd | Whitburn, Sunderland SR6 7NH, England
Phone Number: 0191 529 0909
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Fantastic location and attraction

Our visit considered with a childrens event, making lighthouse, at a cost of only £3 both our grandchildren left with a fantastic model and both had a great time followed by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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sunderland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our visit considered with a childrens event, making lighthouse, at a cost of only £3 both our grandchildren left with a fantastic model and both had a great time followed by a visit to the top of the lighthouse and the play park , a truly fantastic experience.

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This must be one of the best views in England.excellent walks along the clifftop.a must for everyone in the area

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Took my 5 year old boy here on Sunday afternoon as suggested by a colleague. Free parking is a bonus, as we got out the car I instantly felt relaxed, such stunning views and a peaceful environment, my boy was a little cold so we didn't have the opportunity to walk far. £10 entrance fee, greeted by lovely helpful staff.... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you haven't been here you should give it a go combine it with a nice walk or a free car park it's a lovely place to visit nice cafe, great views, lovely outdoor garden at the rear and the history of the place, well go and find out for yourself. Fab.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We like to park in the free parking area and have a lovely walk along to Seaburn. As I couldn't make the walk back we hop on a bus which stops right outside the carpark. We then enjoy a lovely light lunch in the centre or take a picnic There is a nice little gift shop where the staff are... More 

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Redcar
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165 reviews 165 reviews
31 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was a very good place to visit. Both the kids and the adults enjoyed it. I found it to be very interesting seeing how the lighthouse worked and how the keepers lived in them. The staff were very knowledgeable very pleasant send helpful. The views out over the North sea are amazing on a bleak day you can see... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited recently with 2 young children, they loved it and so did mum and dad. Regular visitors over the years but a few recent changes made it that little bit better. Enjoyed the top of the lighthouse and the living quarters good interactive experience in the small museum. Staff all very friendly and enthusiastic. Fantastic walk along cliffs, from souter... More 

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113 reviews 113 reviews
46 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Really great half day out. You get to look around the lighthouse keepers family house and then can climb up to the light in the lighthouse. not for the feint hearted. Literally a vertical climb in a lot of places. Fantastic views and really well informed staff. Also great little coffee shop with delicious cakes.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I would like to start by explaining that I'm not disappointed that I couldn't get up the actual lighthouse! I've always been pleased to discover how accessible National Trust properties are, especially when the staff are coping with listed buildings that can't have permanent ramps and so on. However, there are areas in this site that could have been made... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Just back from a weekend staying in Lighthouse Cottage 1 at Souter Lighthouse .... and what a wonderful time we had. The Cottage itself is beautifully equipped and is part of the NT Souter site. As part of the rental, we had access to the Lighthouse tour which was enjoyed thoroughly by both ourselves and our 9 year old daughter... More 

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