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National Trust Souter Lighthouse

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(grid reference NZ408642) is a lighthouse near Whitburn Village in South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England.

Opened in 1871, Souter Lighthouse was the first to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day.

Today owned by the National Trust and open to the public, the lighthouse’s engine room, light tower and keeper’s living quarters are all on view. Two of the former lighthouse keepers’ cottages are used as National Trust holiday cottages.

The lighthouse is said to be haunted and has even featured on British TV’s “Most Haunted” ghost hunting programme.

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