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Please note: SULA will be in Dry Dock from Nov 2024 – Feb 2025 and bookings will be closed for this period.

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Unique

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SULA LIGHTSHIP
THE UK'S ONLY STAY ABOARD HISTORIC LIGHTSHIP

Come aboard and spend some time in accomodation like no other...

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Romantic
Romantic
SULA LIGHTSHIP
VIP EXPERIENCE

We can cater for all your needs, from champagne and roses on arrival to restaurant bookings and theatre tickets, we will do all we can to make your stay perfect.

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Luxurious
Luxurious
SULA LIGHTSHIP
LAVISH RETREAT

The Sula Lightship has been lovingly restored and renovated to an incredibly high standard to make your time aboard as comfortable as possible.

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Welcome

LV14 SULA is a nationally registered historic Lightvessel commissioned by the Humber Conservancy Board in 1959. Originally named SPURN; she was stationed on the Humber Estuary to protect mariners for 26 years, until being decommissioned in 1985 and replaced by a navigational buoy.

Over the past 12 years, LV14 has become a defining landmark at Gloucester Docks. The vessel continues to undergo an incredible transformation by her owners, the Brooks Family, who purchased her as a retirement project in February 2020.

SULA’s unique Fresnel lens was brought back to life on 5 November 2020 and illuminated the sky for the first time in over 20 years. Further restoration continues…

THE UK'S ONLY STAY-ABOARD HISTORIC LIGHTSHIP!

Dramatic photo of the Sula Lightship

Luxury stay

The Humber Suite features two luxurious cabins, a stylish kitchen-lounge-diner and access to the upper sun deck for an extraordinarily unique getaway.

Concierge Service

We’re committed to providing an unforgettable experience for each of our guests. That’s why we offer a concierge service that’s truly second to none from  personalised recommendations for local attractions to arranging bespoke experiences tailored to your individual interests. Nothing is too much trouble.

Community Days

LV14 SULA is well loved, with many admirers passing her by on their daily commute. It’s only right, therefore, that we host regular open days and community events too!

Community Calendar

Orchard Street Market

6 & 7 July: Orchard Street Market Hosted at Gloucester Quays, the monthly Orchard Street Market attracts a fantastic mix of gift and craft traders, delicious street food and bars, plus yummy foodie products from local artisan producers. Find out more Gloucester Events – Channell Events – Event Management.

6th Jul
- 7th Jul

Orchard Street Market

3 & 4 August: Orchard Street Market Hosted at Gloucester Quays, the monthly Orchard Street Market attracts a fantastic mix of gift and craft traders, delicious street food and bars, plus yummy foodie products from local artisan producers. Find out more Gloucester Events – Channell Events – Event Management.

3rd Aug
- 4th Aug

Orchard Street Market

7 & 8 September: Orchard Street Market Hosted at Gloucester Quays, the monthly Orchard Street Market attracts a fantastic mix of gift and craft traders, delicious street food and bars, plus yummy foodie products from local artisan producers. Find out more Gloucester Events – Channell Events – Event Management.

7th Sep
- 8th Sep

Orchard Street Market

5 & 6 October: Orchard Street Market Hosted at Gloucester Quays, the monthly Orchard Street Market attracts a fantastic mix of gift and craft traders, delicious street food and bars, plus yummy foodie products from local artisan producers. Find out more Gloucester Events – Channell Events – Event Management.

5th Oct
- 6th Oct

What our guests say...

Wow! What an epic find! Faultless hosts with adorable furry friends. So very knowledgeable and helpful. The vessel’s restoration is beautiful and the luxurious touch within the Humber Suite made for a super comfortable stay. The top deck was fabulous to chill out on and watch the world go by! Thank you so much, we’re likely to see you again for a return visit!

Portsmouth, UK
From our guestbook

WOW! What an amazing break we’ve had! Thank you, Colin and Viv, for sharing your beautiful home SULA: SUPER, UNIQUE, LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION! Thank you for the tour and a view through the ‘port hole’ of your fascinating life! Best wishes and thank you for your warm and welcoming hospitality!

Melton Mobray, UK
From our guestbook

A wonderful stay in this gorgeous ship. It exceeded our expectations. From the moment we arrived we have had a fabulous break. Colin’s guided tour was very interesting – he clearly loves their boat! In a great location this is a superb base for exploring Gloucester. Loved every minute!

Norfolk, UK
From our guestbook

Wonderfully gorgeous! Viv and Colin, thank you both for an outstanding stay and also for your uber kind hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble for you. We’re so very grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this treasured memory.

Solihull
From our guestbook

Absolutely fantastic stay! Colin and Viv were fantastic, and Colin’s tour of the ship was the highlight of our stay. All of the little touchers made this an extraordinary trip. We will definitely be back and recommend to our friends. Many thanks from the 1st American guests aboard the SULA!

Arizona, USA
From our guestbook
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