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SOUTER LIGHTHOUSE

SOUTER LIGHTHOUSE

The first purpose built lighthouse to be lit by electricity. There are cracking views from the top, you can get up close and personal with a rather large light bulb and there is a fascinating museum. On the adjacent grass-covered wind-swept cliff top used to be a mining village - not a trace of it can be seen now. All about are the cries of hundreds of seabirds and the grassland - the Leas - is home to a variety of wildflowers.

Coast Road
Whitburn
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
SR6 7NH
Victorian
Souter lighthouse
National Trust