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Nothe Fort

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Visit a Victorian Masterpiece

One of Palmerston's Folly's, they are dotted all along the south coast of England, Nothe Fort was... read more

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Mike P
Really Interesting and Informative

Visited Northe Fort today. Was really impressed with the place. They’ve managed to keep it really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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

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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank Glynn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
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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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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Drinks and a day out eith the family with picnic and visit to a pub and Norte fort ,finding the mice in thd wuix was fu ,lovely sea views popular place

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracie H
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Nothe Fort. Our son is 10 so wasn’t interested in the child activity but there was plenty to look at to keep him interested. Our entry fee today allows us to return anytime for the next year, we’ll definitely visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Have been to a few very similar Fort museums around the world and this one is up there with the best. Well worth an hour or two to wander through the exhibits which are very informative and well presented.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AussiePD
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit, much bigger than we thought, so allow plenty of time to view, on three levels with lots of displays, very educational.

Date of experience: October 2018
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stacey54321
September 29, 2018|
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Response from MAGHAR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure but I am sure tourist office can help you
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ginnycmatthews
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.
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Moondance42
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
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