National Trust, Souter Lighthouse

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Painted in broad bands of red and white, standing on the coast between the Tyne and the Wear, Souter Lighthouse is unmissable. Opened in 1871, it was the first lighthouse in the world to be powered by electricity. It was decommissioned in 1988, but its machinery remains in working order. The contemporaneous Keeper’s Cottage stands next to it and contains a tea room and shop hung with these paintings.

Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 7NH England

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