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Name: Souter Lighthouse   

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Nearest Town or City:
Whitburn, , United Kingdom

Location: Lizard Point, Marsden Bay, mouth of the River Tyne, Northeast England.

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Photo: Steven Winter

Managing Organization:
The National Trust


Contact Address Information:
Coast Road
Whitburn, Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom

This was the first lighthouse designed to be powered by electrical generators (1871).

Description of Tower: Conical white tower with central horizontal red band and red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1871

Date Present Tower Built: 1871

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

There is a tea room and museum at the lighthouse. Open from March 31 - October 31, daily except Fridays, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm, last entry at 4.30 pm.

By bus, Stagecoach Sunderland - South Shields, passes Sunderland railway station and South Shields Metro station.


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