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SOUTER LIGHTHOUSE

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.

Location/Address: Coast Road
Whitburn
Sunderland
County: Tyne & Wear
Post Code: SR6 7NH
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Link to featured article: Souter lighthouse
Primary Management: National Trust
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