SULA Lightship

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LV14 is a unique Light Vessel, a floating lighthouse, formerly named SPURN.


LV14 was built in 1958. The ship was the last manned Light Vessel built and designed to a remarkably high specification for the North Sea.


LV14 defining feature is the light tower. Preserved at the top of the tower is one of only two remaining Fresnel lenses in the world to be installed on Light Vessels and is in full working order. LV14 also features a diaphone foghorn, unique in the UK. It is located aver the wheelhouse and operated by compressed air.

Guide Prices

The Humber Suite is suitable for up to 4 adults from the same family group or social bubble. It comprises of lounge, dining area and kitchenette, with a staircase down to a King Bedroom (called The ’59 Room - when the lightship went into service), and a Double Bedroom (called The ’85 Room - when the lightship was withdrawn from service). There is also a large shower room. Externally, a companionway (steep) staircase leads to a sun deck with table and reclining chairs.

Certain local events eg Cheltenham Race meeting; Tall Ships are available – prices on application.



  • Film - Historic Location


  • Kitchenette

Children & Infants

  • Adult Only
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Unsuitable for Children

COVID-19 Response

  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
  • Online booking only
  • Online ordering available
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Establishment Features

  • City Centre Location
  • Free car parking
  • Linen available free of charge
  • Linen provided
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Android pay accepted
  • Apple pay accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour Television in all units
  • Colour TV
  • DVD Player
  • Electric shaver point
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Microwave
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Towels Available
  • WiFi

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

SULA Lightship

Type:Alternative Accommodation

Llanthony Wharf, Llanthony Road, Gloucester, GL2 5HH
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Tel01452 416354

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