The UK’s oldest brick-built lighthouse

Private Tours

Leasowe Lighthouse is a source of fascination for many people and the Friends are very happy to open the building for small private visits if required.  The visit will be arranged around your needs but will typically involve a tour of the lighthouse including the visitors centre on the ground floor, a visit to two of the rooms which were occupied by the lighthouse keepers on the upper floors and a visit to the lamp room at the very top of the lighthouse. The cost for a private tour will depend on the number of people on the tour, the time of day and the format required.  Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

In the past we have had a variety of such trips.

A couple from Holland came to the UK to retrace the travels of an ancestor who had recorded his life in a diary which included a fond reference to the lighthouse on 6th September 1805.

Sometimes a child may get anxious if there are crowds or unfamiliar faces, a private tour may be less stressful and the guide can answer all their questions without interruption – or indeed stop the tour if the child becomes uneasy.

A group of girl guides came to the lighthouse one evening instead of their usual meeting. A couple of the girls were awarded some badges standing in the lamp room where they also carried out their goodnight ritual.

Another young man requested a private visit for him and his girlfriend. When they reached the lamp room on the top floor the guide quietly retreated out of the room while the gentleman surprised his girlfriend with a marriage proposal.

The lighthouse premises are not currently licensed for wedding ceremonies but perhaps this is something we should investigate!

These are a few of the happy events that have taken place at the lighthouse in recent times. If you would like to use the lighthouse for something special, or would just like a private tour, please contact us. We will always try to accommodate such requests.