Nothe Fort
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We are open daily from 10.30am-4pm. Nothe Fort is Weymouth’s No. 1 heritage attraction, offering fantastic 360 degree views across Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Discover a maze of underground tunnels, nuclear shelter, a museum, parade ground, and large guns positioned high on the ramparts, We host a wonderful cafe and offer fun trails to keep the children busy. We pride ourselves on our top quality visitor experience, with friendly volunteers on hand to help you get the most out of your visit.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • NT99
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10th May 2023
    Fantastic hidden gem on the Jurassic Coast. All of the staff were so friendly and talkative! They are clearly very passionate about the fort and it is all very charming. Beautiful views around the top level, and the displays underground were the cherry on top. We love in Somerset but will be making another trip to participate in one of the ghost hunts soon!
    We really enjoyed your review, and are delighted that you will be returning.
    Written 11 May 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Rockchick33
    Sittingbourne, United Kingdom52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much more than we expected
    Allow a couple of hours if u want to read all the boards. Fascinating museum with just enough info and interactive areas for all ages. Amazing views of weymouth and portland. Lovely walk up from the old harbour - there is a car park if walking is an issue
    We are delighted that you enjoyed the walk to Nothe Fort via the Old Harbour. We love that route ourselves! Thank you for your very informative and interesting review . We appreciate your comments about enough displays and interactive for all the family.
    Written 29 May 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Amy C
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed our time here
    Nothe Fort was a great day out. Nice short walk from Weymouth Harbour, lovely gardens right outside, all the staff were very friendly. Impressive Fort, interesting guns, well presented museum. The mouse trail kept our 3 year old entertained and the lift meant we could access all levels with baby in a pushchair. Lunch options basic.
    Thank you for your thoughtful review. We particularly appreciated your comments about what a nice short walk it is from Weymouth Harbour and how lovely Nothe Gardens are. We are trying to encourage our visitors to enjoy the local setting around Nothe Fort and you described it perfectly! We hope that you will be able to return again this year with your annual pass - family Halloween activities at the Fort is a highlight of our calendar!
    Written 29 May 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 May 2023
  • lnfx1
    Thorne, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been going to Weymouth for over 25 years and never considered visiting the Nothe Fort.
    A fantastic and fascinating historic site to visit. I took my two young children and they loved the many attractions setup for younger kids whilst the big kids could take in the many artefacts and sign boards dotted around the site. Also good for anyone with mobility issues as there is a lift to take you down into the bunker. Well organised, friendly and enthusiastic staff and volunteers. I strongly recommend you go along and show your support, you won’t be disappointed.
    Wow - thank you for such a wonderful review. Your comments are exactly what the team hope to achieve for a family visit - where both adults and children can enjoy their visit at their own pace. With your automatic annual pass we hope you won’t wait another 25 years for your next visit!
    Written 13 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Mark E
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Fine Day Out
    Went with my lovely wife and had a good wander, from the ramparts above to the refurbished bunker below. There are informative displays throughout, with an interesting history to tell. The fort has had several stages of use and each is detailed in an appealing manner, even having hand built models in various spots painstakingly crafted with an eye to period detail. Rather enjoyed coffee and a bite to eat in the cafe within, too!
    Thank you for such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Nothe Fort and we really enjoyed reading your review. Your use of language is wonderful!
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Kaz
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom320 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend a visit
    So pleased we went here before travelling 5 hours home. We spent an easy 2 hours looking around all areas and exhibitions . The views were amazing and what enhanced our morning was the fantastic staff who are so knowledgeable and happy to chat with you and answer any questions. The experience in the shelter was made so much better by the member of staff sorting our sound effects - what a lovely guy, making this something we will always remember. Dogs are allowed in all areas and we ended our morning in the cafe tasting the amazing food and coffee. Thank You
    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Nothe Fort before a long journey home. Reading about your visit reinforce our decision to welcome dogs to the Fort - it sounded like a perfect use of the last few hours of your holiday!
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Chris W
    Brighton, United Kingdom37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting family friendly place
    The Fort is such an interesting place to visit. We were surprised by how much there was to see and it’s very family friendly. The ticket price of £9.95 includes a yearly pass so you can come back anytime within 12 months. Very good value.
    Thank you so much for your positive review. We appreciate your comments about the price of our annual pass. Nothe Fort is a charity and our management committee have worked hard to keep the price as accessible as possible.
    Written 31 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • John S
    Knighton, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum of the history of the Nothe Fort.
    Amazing what has been done with the fort since its days in dereliction. Great museum following the history of the fort and those who manned it from the days when the French were our main enemy through to the 2nd World and Cold War. Great cafe as well.
    Thank you so much for your kind words. The volunteers are very proud of what they have achieved and this comes across when they talk to visitors!
    Written 31 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Fi S
    Suffolk, United Kingdom10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Historical Place to Visit.
    We had been before but enjoyed a second trip. Friendly and helpful staff, and nice to wander about a place so steeped in history, I recommend a cream tea in the tea rooms there. Scones, fresh out of the oven!
    Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your second visit to Nothe Fort. And we quite agree about the wonderful cream teas at Fort View Cafe!
    Written 1 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Steph
    West Midlands, United Kingdom72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant visit
    Had a fantastic morning here. Arrived early, got parked and went on park then had a walk round the Nothe Gardens. Went to the Stone Pier cafe and then made our way up to the Fort. Not much of a queue and reasonable prices to get in. Staff and volunteers were really helpful. My daughter really enjoyed the mice hunt. Spent 2.5 hours here. Food the the cafe was a good price and was really nice. Would definitely recommend as a well priced fun 2-3 hours out.
    Thank you for your interesting review. We love Nothe Fort’s location and are we are delighted that you enjoyed Nothe Gardens and Stone Pier. Thank you for your perfect recommendation ‘well priced fun 2-3 hours out’ !
    Written 1 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
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VickiUK2014
Romsey, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Interesting sightseeing which allows adults and children to explore for a couple of hours. Good value for the time needed to go in and really held the attention of our 4 year old with mouse trail through all the exhibits. Lovely cafe, with made from scratch food which was good value and enjoyable lunch.
Written 16 April 2024
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suemoules
Aldershot, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Good place to spend a few hours with children, they enjoyed finding the rabbits & Easter eggs.
Lots to read, very interesting.
Great views on a good day
Written 16 April 2024
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We are delighted that your family enjoyed our Easter themed activities. We do hope you will be able to return using your family annual pass. We have a varied programme of family activities during the year - including pirates take-over during May half term and Halloween during October half term.
Written 16 April 2024
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Ann K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Brilliant to discover Nothe Fort,Simon was amazing with his information about the Fort.Very interesting to enjoy the history of the Fort,would highly recommend a visit.
Written 15 April 2024
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Thank you so much for your positive review. We shall pass on your kind words to Simon! We do hope you will be able to use your annual pass and return during the year. We recommend the D-Day 80th Anniversary exhibition which opens in June.
Written 16 April 2024
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Mummybeck86
Mansfield, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We really enjoyed our visit here, my husband was fascinated with a lot of the facts about the place aswell as war time information. My son (8) absolutely loved all the big canons and guns and had a fab time playing with them. Our 10 year old daughter enjoyed herself but was happy to do the Easter trail rather than any of the war time stuff. We spent 2 hours here overall.
Written 11 April 2024
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Thank you for such an interesting photo and review. We are delighted that the Fort was able to cater for your children’s varying interests. We have shared your photo with our volunteer team - as we have just opened up the sprigot mortar and it was great to see it being used. We do hope you will return during the year using your annual pass. We recommend our Victorian weekend in July and Halloween half term.
Written 15 April 2024
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Gary C
Leeds, UK176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Whilst staying at Grangewood Green, my family and I visited Waymouth, and visited Nothe Fort towards the end of the day.

We got the land train from the sea front and got dropped off 5 mins walk from the fort. The walk there wasn't too bad and it was well worth it.

If you don't want to visit the fort there is a little play area for the kids and plenty of benches for you to sit on and admire the view.

The fort itself is a nice little place to walk round, although we didn't have much time left before we had to catch the land train back. The kids enjoyed running around the fort, and the views from the top for great. Well worth visit.
Written 8 April 2024
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Thank you so much for such a detailed and positive review. We were so interested to read that you used the landtrain. You are our first visitors to use the landtrain to visit the Nothe Fort since it started running this month! We do hope that you and your family will be able to return to Nothe Fort during the year using our annual pass. We have a fantastic programme of events including our Victorian weekend in July and family Halloween fun in October.
Written 9 April 2024
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Aysia Stephens
Bristol, UK96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Easy to locate - ample parking with the just park app.

Very reasonable entry fees.

Great history and entertainment for younger children.

Well, maintained place worth visiting.

We were staying at Haven Weymouth Bay and it’s approx a 20min drive from the holiday park.

Would definitely recommend.
Written 6 April 2024
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Thank you so much for leaving such an informative review. We really appreciate your comments - especially about the parking app. We hope that you will be able to return to Weymouth during the year and visit again using your annual pass.
Written 7 April 2024
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Jo H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Brilliant day out focused on family and kids, all at reasonable cost with very helpful volunteers. Great views of the area, very educational and interactive.
Written 4 April 2024
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We are so pleased that you and your family had a ‘brilliant’ day out at Nothe Fort. We do hope that you will be able to use your annual pass and return to join in wirh other family activities. May half term with be pirate themed, and October half term is such fun with Halloween take over!
Written 5 April 2024
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Christopher M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Really nice structure.

However; the staff insist on trying to use non existent laws to stop people from going about their lawful activities. The volunteer gardener is an aggressive volatile person willing to issue threats of violence against individuals. None of this is acceptable. The gardener needs removing & the others educating. The Council needs to issue a public apology 1/10.
Written 1 April 2024
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We assume you are the unauthorised drone flyer asked to leave the site last week. Our staff requested that you desist of flying your drone over the Fort and taking photos/videos of the public. Under the Civil Aviation Authority you are not permitted to fly closer to people than 50m (section 4), never fly over people who are crowded together (section 5), and to keep at least 150m away from residential, recreational, commercial and industrial sites including tourist attractions (section 6). On this occasion there was also the unauthorised photography and filming of young people/children, which has been reported to the police due to safeguarding issues. If you wish to discuss this further please contact general.manager@nothefort.org.uk
Written 2 April 2024
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Lis
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Nothe Fort, firstly! The volunteers (especially our guide) are exceptional and cant be praised enough also more than happy to guide and spent 3 hours with us showing passion and dedication of which shines through, what a pleasure to be treated so well at such a wonderful Fort. The Fort is incredible, packed full of information and equipment ie guns, canons etc including amazing miniature model displays of the Forts building in progress, it’s truly amazing. There is so much to see and walk around with passages and rooms everywhere. I can’t express enough how wonderful this Fort is including their amazing staff full of knowledge and so helpful. If you like excitement and history then this Fort is perfect in every way. It also has a refreshment area and little novelty shop. There’s also a “find the mice hunt” for kids it’s adorable x
Written 1 March 2024
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Thank you for such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Nothe Fort. We have over 120 volunteers who all are passionate about making a difference to the Fort and to our visitors’ experience. They definately bring the Fort to life!
Written 19 March 2024
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Jacqui T
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Really interesting fort with extensive underground tunnels. We visited in half term and there were plenty of activities for children.
We visited the cafe whilst there, and I was really surprised and thrilled to find they had a selection of home-made gluten free cakes. The lemon drizzle was delicious.
Written 25 February 2024
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Thank your for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed our World War Two activities programme during February Half Term. We quite agree about the lemon drizzle cake! Our general manager is gluten free and has to limit the amount of cake she eats!
Written 19 March 2024
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