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“We love "Not the Fort" as our family call it!”
Review of Nothe Fort

Nothe Fort
Ranked #4 of 77 things to do in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We've been visiting regularly since the 1990's and never get tired of the fort or its exhibits. It's such an interesting place to visit and the views from the top of the fort are fabulous.

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Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

This was a real surprise and a complete credit to the Weymouth Civic Society members. We visited on their Halloween event. The volunteers made it a superb experience fir visitors if all ages- crafts, ghost walk and mice and ghost spitting fir youngsters of all ages! We only wished that we lived closer to be able to attend their Christmas event which sounds lovely!

Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Having gone to school and worked in Weymouth for many years it took going back on holiday with my kids to actually visit the fort.Amazed to find they had a nuclear bunker there when I was l at school. Very good for history fans covering Victorian, WW2 and Cold War. Also great for views. Would rather spend money there than a similar price to go up the viewing tower. Cafe designed to look like wartime British Restaurant such as may be seen on Dads Army. Actual food served is just basic such as soup, bacon sandwich or cake and drinks. The fort doesn't look much from the outside, it was never designed to look nice! Inside its on 3 levels with a lift and we spent nearly 4 hours there. Best place to park is at the bottom of Rodwell Avenue at the back of Hope Square. Private car park is £2 for 4 Hours. Municiple car parks are a rip off.Turn right out of the car park and walk under the bridge to the coast path and left through gardens toward fort. 10 min stroll.

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

spectacular views of portland and the sailing. good day out for anyone who is interested, especially the nuclear base, very scary.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

it is quite something to see, the only thing was that i thought £6 admission was very expensive so we did not go inside but wondered around outside, but worth a viewing

Thank christy40
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