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“Nice Location”

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas
Ranked #6 of 51 things to do in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Visited the lighthouse as part of our day out. Lovely location, stunning views, and nice outside picnic areas. Not enough to see and do to make this a full day out - but good for a couple of hours.

Thank Normieb41
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Parents having bathroom refurbished, so offered to take my mam out for day. My brother had sent a link for free passes to NT locations.
Living locally, you never visit your heritage, so ideal opportunity to catch up on our local history.
Parked up, little confused as advertises disabled and couldn't see designated areas, but not too worry.
Warm welcome from young lad at reception, explained layout and enjoyed info provided. Learnt a little of my local history, info I was able to link in with our next outing!

I (even though suffer from Fibromyalgia) made it up 1st few sets of stairs to lighthouse, but unable to make last leg-so to speak! Mam stayed downstairs.

Shop assistant was lovely, joining in our banter.

Lunch in the cafe - this I have to say was the only downer; nothing wrong with food or staff, just been to cafe before and it was a lovely little country style home-cooked affair with cosy seat etc. This was more open plan, modernised and when I enquired about toasties etc told they on pre-packed selves to choose, then pass to staff to toast. presented well but lost that lovely personal touch!

Thank Jacqui M
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Free entry to National Trust Members.

We bought each of the girls a trail sheet which meant they had to look for items around each of the areas.

Quite a bit to see before making the climb to the top of the lighthouse.

Parents with young children may find the climb a little daunting. Coming back down involves descending the stairs backwards in the top area.

Buying the girls a certificate for making the climb was a must.

Outside the lighthouse there is a picnic area and small play area, no excuse for not getting the fresh air.

We also took the girls rock pooling nearby. Good old fashion free fun.

1  Thank hdparkinson12
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

This attraction is free to NT members and volunteer guides who know their stuff and are friendly and helpful will take you up to the top of the lighthouse. The steps are steep and we were concerned about taking our 2 year old grandaughter right to the top. We just took our time and it was fine. She was facinated by the lens balancing on a bed of mercury which despite its huge size she was able to turn around by herself. This is a very "hands on" attraction and you are encouraged by the guides to try as well as look. Our little one loved the children's activities available, and there was lots to see for children and adults of all ages. Combine the lighthouse with a walk along the Leas with beautiful views, or a drive up the coast to nearby Marsden bay with its bird covered rocks, and a cafe with wonderful views right on the beach. A great day out.

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Sunny and warm day is ideal to visit there. Therefore consider on weather forecast. Otherwise it's bit difficult bear cold wind in the light house.

1  Thank Chulani K
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