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Still feels like home to me!

In my youth I lived at this fort. It was then derelict, but I loved it. Strange to revisit as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
No fort needed about returning

Visited Nothe Fort with three generations - myself, my father and my 4 year old daughter. ALL of us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sarah b
Dorchester, 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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Barrack Road, Weymouth DT4 8UF, England
+44 1305 766626
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In my youth I lived at this fort. It was then derelict, but I loved it. Strange to revisit as tourist attraction, but glad I did. I want you to know that when I lived there there were ghosts. Friendly and very helpful ghosts, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Nothe Fort with three generations - myself, my father and my 4 year old daughter. ALL of us really enjoyed our visit. We spent almost all day there in, out and down! So much to see and do - even a mouse hunt! Although...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sarah b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting for the whole family. Memories of WW2 and they have a lift installed, should you need it. The 360 degrees views at the top are superb. The cafe is also very good, providing light meals and drinks. Children are welcomed and can play safely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Homemade cakes and teas in part of the old fort. You can use the cafe without paying to visit the rest of the fort museum but it is worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed December 11, 2018

One of Palmerston's Folly's, they are dotted all along the south coast of England, Nothe Fort was built in the 1860's toward of the threat of invasion by Napoleon III's French Army. It is a master piece of early Victorian military engineering, encompassing the 1860's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited Northe Fort today. Was really impressed with the place. They’ve managed to keep it really authentic with a few alterations to make it tourist friendly, such as very clean toilets, a cafe and making it disabled friendly. A very reasonable £8.00 entry fee which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

This amazing place is hidden away on a scenic walk through Nothe Garden just off Weymouth Harbour (entrance just past lighthouse station). You can actually imagine this place in use and there is a mine outside as well as guns positioned on top. Entrance fee...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time here, although i feel it’s a bit expensive for what it is. A lot of history and some great views, but very time consuming if you want to see everything. I would recommend for a half day visit, but could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Unfortunately we arrived just as the fort had closed for the winter, however the grounds were open and they were beautiful. At this time of the year, with stretches to the edge of the sea. Would love to go back when they are fully open.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra G
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Visited here for the first time having come to Weymouth yearly for over 30 years! Not disappointed, the facilities were fantastic, my 7 year old was kept entertained by the search for mice ☺ and we had a fantastic time exploring and learning about Weymouth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 29, 2018|
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Response from wba5dingles1 | Reviewed this property |
Short walk around the quayside
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.
April 8, 2018|
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Response from brendanb73 | Reviewed this property |
no bus service, but it's quite easy to access if you walk along the jetty and up the lifeboat station