Souter Lighthouse

Lighthouse in South Shields

Souter Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the village of Marsden in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England.
It was a life saving beacon since 1871, Souter Lighthouse was a technological marvel of its time as it was the first lighthouse in the world to be actually designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current. On the cliff side behind the lighthouse, you will see a separate building which houses the foghorns which were used when visibility at sea was particularly bad.

It was built on a stretch of rocks between Whitburn and Marsden which had claimed a great number of ships – in 1869 alone, there were 20 shipwrecks in this area.

The Souter Lighthouse appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting South Shields!

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Visiting Souter Lighthouse

Address: National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas Coast Rd Whitburn Sunderland SR6 7NH United Kingdom
Duration: 20 minutes

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