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Nothe Fort

Open Now: 10:30 - 17:30
Open today: 10:30 - 17:30
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Afternoon visit with the family

We planned a visit with the family but the wind was high and we could not access the ramparts... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wincanton, United Kingdom
100 years of coastal defence, and a sringboard for the greatest seaborne invasion in history

The Nothe Fort is a Victorian gun battery built to defend Weymouth Bay, which is sheltered from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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This 19th century Fort includes a museum highlighting coastal defence. Built by the Victorians to protect Portland Harbour, Nothe Fort is one of the best preserved forts of its kind. The advances in technology that affected the fort are explained...more
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Barrack Road, Weymouth DT4 8UF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We planned a visit with the family but the wind was high and we could not access the ramparts, however there was uthe in much to do oand see and the staff were excellent. The exhibits are very well laid out and educational. I would...More

Thank NeilM48
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Nothe Fort is a Victorian gun battery built to defend Weymouth Bay, which is sheltered from westerly gales by the Portland peninsula and one of the finest anchorages in the south of England. As a building, it is severely utilitarian and completely lacking the...More

Thank Bard999
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nothe Fort is an excellent piece of history to explore in the coastal town of Weymouth. A beautiful location; friendly staff and interactive learning materials all contribute to make a great family day out. Firstly, parking is relatively cheap and close to the fort. The...More

Thank The-Robin-Reviewer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a really brilliant place to visit when you come to Weymouth the staff are brilliant and very friendly, if you’re into History this is the place to go there is soo much to see its very well set out and you could spend...More

Thank WW46Essex
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having grown up in Weymouth but moved away, we visited the Nothe fort when we were back visiting family. A great day for children and adults of all ages. Good tea room great views.

Thank JonBoyBlue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good time walking around the corridors in the lower levels of the fort, although had to quickly move past several rooms not suitable for a five year old (one full of guns and knives and the other graphically depicting two men being...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Weymouth for 5 days to revisit old haunts, the Nothe Fort was always one of our favourite places, and it still is although it has changed a lot over the years. Well worth the visit.

Thank afharper
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited, with the dog, and spent the next few hours exploring both inside and out a well restored fort and learned a lot about the history. The volunteers were very friendly and the demonstration of the air raid shelter to the school kids sounded...More

Thank don_the_shirt
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend a couple of hours.Great value too,we paid £7 each which also gave us an annual pass. The soup in the restaurant was really good too. Breathtaking views.

Thank Debandkeith G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the fort and well worth every penny. We will be returning to see the things we missed on this visit. There was so much to see we couldn’t take everything in in just one visit.

Thank lynweston16
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29 September 2018|
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Response from MAGHAR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure but I am sure tourist office can help you
23 August 2018|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. When you go I believe the ticket is for as many visits as you like for the year.
8 April 2018|
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Response from Barny B | Reviewed this property |
no bus service, but it's quite easy to access if you walk along the jetty and up the lifeboat station