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National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Things to Know Before Visiting

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About National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Souter Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the village of Marsden in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world to be actually designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day. First lit in the 1870s, Souter was described at the time as 'without doubt one of the most powerful lights in the world'.


Attractions Near National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Marsden Beach
Marsden Beach1.26km from National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Marsden Beach is a hidden gem located just on the outskirts of South Shields, north-west of Lizard Point. It is backed by tall cliffs and is best known for its breath-taking rock formations, which include a number of sea-stacks and rock arches. This land, along with Souter Lighthouse, is now owned by the National Trust.

South Marine Park
South Marine Park4.86km from National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

South Marine Park is the crown jewel at the heart of South Shields seafront and is a must to visit. For over 100 years it has been a place for walking, dancing, relaxing, playing and socialising. The park is a popular destination for tourists, day trippers, schools and community groups alike.

Roker Park
Roker Park5.07km from National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Roker Park is a recreation park in the Roker area of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. The park is roughly an upside down reversed 'L' shape. It is bounded by Park Parade to the south, Roker Park Terrace to the east, Roker Park Road to the west and Side Cliff Road to the north. The northern part of the park is the widest and fronts onto Roker beach via a ravine, which passes under a wooden footbridge.

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery5.29km from National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery has been at the heart of the community, bringing world-class exhibitions and events to the region.The Museum today occupies the whole of the former Library building and the fine art collection consists of approximately 500 items. The collection includes works by nationally recognised artists such as 'The Last Boat In' by Charles Napier Hemy, 'The Approaching Storm' by Thomas Sidney Cooper, and 'Blackberrying' by Harold C. Harvey.

Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort
Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort5.7km from National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Arbeia was a large Roman fort in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, now ruined, and which has been partially reconstructed. It was first excavated in the 1870s and all modern buildings on the site were cleared in the 1970s. It is managed by Tyne and Wear Museums as Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum.

Collingwood Monument
Collingwood Monument6.07km from National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

The Collingwood Monument is a Grade II* listed monument in Tynemouth, England, dedicated to Vice Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. A Napoleonic-era admiral noted for being second-in-command to Admiral Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar, Collingwood is sometimes referred to as the forgotten hero of Trafalgar. The position of the monument marks Collingwood's family connection with North Shields and allows the statue to be seen from the sea and the river

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