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Nothe Fort

Open Now: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Great local day with the kids & dog

We hadn't been since the refurbishment, we had a 3 & 9 year old & they both loved it, we spent a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Nice walk

Lovely area to explore. Park in one of the car parks and see the Fort as well as the pier. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brighton and Hove, 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
+44 1305 766626
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All reviews mouse hunt nuclear bunker cold war military history interesting displays three levels run by volunteers world war interesting place lots of history all ages great place to visit value for money stunning views few hours lovely cafe annual pass
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We hadn't been since the refurbishment, we had a 3 & 9 year old & they both loved it, we spent a few hours here viewed everything. The cafe was excellent and well priced I had a brie & cranberry paninni it was huge. Dogs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area to explore. Park in one of the car parks and see the Fort as well as the pier. Good photo opportunities. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sunnylucks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had only planned to visit the gardens here and paid for 2 hours parking. however, we found this place open and what a treat it is. lots and loads of things to see and do with regards to ww1 and ww2. all very interesting....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank seesee06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A world war 1 and 2 fort, a nuclear bunker, 3 mountable artillery guns on the top and eerie, a realistic underground world war 2 bunker and details about that period in history. If you’re in Weymouth, you must go here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Connoisseur2006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Packed full of history and for all ages! Love the views of Weymouth and the ticket allows you to return for free for a year.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CRJ99
Nothe007, Public Relations Manager at Nothe Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind words, we aim to put on an interesting display charting the Victorian, WW1, WW2 and Cold War periods taking visitors on a historical journey. We think the Annual ticket allows people to benefit from the multiple entry option to have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my 3 children 15,13 and 8 and had a fabulous time. Very informative lots of displays to see and learn from. My 8 year old really enjoyed looking for the nice. The volunteers were very helpful and the views amazing. Very good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cbobble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Packed with information, a maze of corridors, some excellent views, it's not the easiest to get to but well worth the effort

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

plenty to do, find the mice hiding, cannon fire at certain times & the entrance ticket once bought gives you free entry for 12 months

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rowlands116
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit the Fort on Sunday checked the website which said it would open at 10.30am, we arrived at 11.00am and were advised by a gentleman on site that it was closed for a private function, really disappointed. Would be useful it the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tanneal
Pioneer65178505095, Public Relations Manager at Nothe Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry you were disappointed with your trip to the Nothe Fort on Sunday 10th February. The Fort opening times displayed on our website are correct and state that we are open to the public from the 16th February 2019 (half term). However third party sites...More

Reviewed February 6, 2019

... into this seaside fort built in the 1860s (and expanded afterwards) in anticipation of a French invasion, which never happened, you’ll be surprised. The whole magazine level is filled up with history exhibitions one after another. And with sparse recreations of the army’s daily...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Janet W
March 12, 2019|
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Response from FarAway722469 | Reviewed this property |
Are you asking the price to get in, or if it will be fun for any age? I don't know the prices, but it is great for all ages!
September 29, 2018|
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Response from angela498 | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t get public transport to it but by car you can get pretty close. Best way is to walk up some steps from the harbour or Newtons Cove through the gardens. Great views.
August 22, 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.