Leasowe Lighthouse was a fully functioning lighthouse until 1908. Built in 1763 the lighthouse was one of the Leading Lights that guided ships safely into Liverpool. As well as a place of work it was also a family home.
The lighhouse is available for visitors to view as families can book on to one of the guided tours, allowing visitors access to the top of the lighthouse. These tours are available on the first and third Sunday of each month between March and November. Knowledgeable guides are keen to discuss with young visitors about the reasons why the lighthouse was built (apparently the answer is not as obvious as you may think), and provide an insight into the families that lived here.
For a low cost/budget day out with the family near Liverpool, a trip the Leasowe Lighthouse is a great choice, and afterwards, families can enjoy either a gentle stroll on the beach, or make a splash in the waves (tide dependent).
Additional information: * Children must be at least 1.06m tall to take the tour. No toilet facilities are on site. *The lighthouse also hosts abseil events.