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Nothe Fort

Barrack Road, Weymouth DT4 8UF, England
+44 1305 766626
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Great historical visit

The fort dates back to Tudor times, but has been active ever since. We spent 2 hours looking round... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Franc K
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Very interesting.

Spent two hours here - lots to look at Husband liked it a bit more than I did. I was largely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jen F
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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 through many displays, exhibits and audio visual facilities located on the ramparts, gun decks and maze of underground passageways. Enjoy the stunning and far reaching views of the Jurassic Coast from the picnic areas on the Ramparts. These will provide one of the best vantage points on the south coast.
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Barrack Road, Weymouth DT4 8UF, England
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+44 1305 766626
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fort dates back to Tudor times, but has been active ever since. We spent 2 hours looking round and found it very interesting. The only downside was the terrible exhibits namely the mannequins, it would have been better without them.

Thank Franc K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent two hours here - lots to look at Husband liked it a bit more than I did. I was largely ignorant about what had happened at Weymouth during the war but this was a wonderful exhibition. The volunteers here were very friendly and it's...More

Thank Jen F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Anyone interested in history,particularly wars and how they relate to Weymouth will find this of great interest. It kept us occupied for 4 hours when you include coffee and a delicious homemade flapjack in the cafe. Don’t miss the nuclear bunker and information about the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent displays. Really captures the history of fort usage. Peacetime is always hard to depict the harshness of war. Museum achieves this fine balance. Haunted corridor did spook my eldest child! Definitely some presence to experience?! Enjoyed a good few hours constructive tourism.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Steep walk up to the fort although there is a car park for the gardens/fort on the fort entrance level. Visited on a very hot sunny day so it was a relief to get in the lower level where it was cool. And the lower...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was not sure what to expect but this attraction offers more than you could imagine. Lovely bit of history and lots to see. Food in the restaurant was amazing and excellent value for money.

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place to visit,it’s beautifully presented out in the courtyard.My wife has some mobility issues at the moment,and the lift up to the upper areas was very helpful.we thought that it was a very interesting way to spend a half day or...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good food excellent service with by first class staff in very pleasant surroundings. Serving real ale as well.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting day. Started with a walk up to the fort and a welcome cup of tea in the café. We started our tour of the fort on the ground floor, went up to the battlements then down to the basement by lift. All areas...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Try it it's really hard to find a space like this nowdays...just read on and get planning......... Great outdoor space ,amazing views ,parking and fire 🔥🔥 up that grill . Oh baby hot and juicy ,and that's just the wigs . Really no body minded...More

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Moondance42
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
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Andrew S
22 March 2018|
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Response from jessica g | Reviewed this property |
I think so. I don't think you could take a dog into the inside of the fort, but you could probably at least walk the battlements and sit in the cafes patio
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ginnycmatthews
8 March 2018|
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Response from Barny B | Reviewed this property |
l think it's 11.00 til 4.30pm but it's doesn't admit anyone else in an hour before closing. Seniors are a pound cheaper than normal entrance fee.
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