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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nothe Fort

Nothe Fort
Ranked #3 of 71 things to do in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 19th century fort includes a museum highlighting Weymouh's role in Britain's naval history. 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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Windsor, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

really nice area to walk or take the children to explore lovely views over Weymouth harbour, very clean

Visited February 2013
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I been here many times lovely staff great Views of Portland and Weymouth I especially like the whistling Ghost If you can go when they're firing the cannons even better And They have some great miniature models

1 Thank Storringtonlad
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57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great day out - all weather attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

lots to see & do. Historical and fun. All weather attraction suitable for all ages and abilities. Enthusiastic staff. Food is good and good value with children's 'evacuee packs' packed lunches so do eat in their canteen.

Total freedom for the children to run around on the parade ground and play.

If you go over from Weymouth, go to the harbour next to the Pavilion and get on the little rowing boat across the harbour. It's only 50p and cuts out a lot of walking. Not wheelchair or buggy friendly but it certainly adds fun to the trip - everyone we take over on it loves it. It drops you off at the bottom of Nothe steps so you can then take a short walk up the steps to the fort.

Visited November 2012
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somerset uk
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good value day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We have visited the Nothe Fort many many times over the past 30 years taking our children and now our grandchildren, They all love going , There is so much to see and the kids love to do the mouse hunt, So much information is given about all the exhibits and the kids can run around outside, The little cafe does great homemade cakes and a " Ration bag " lunch for the kids in a brown paper bag, this is a great idea for kids to see what life was like in war times. Entrance fee is very small compared to museums and such and you will enjoy your visit immensely.

Visited September 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“More than just a Fort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

An excellent place to visit for all the family - at least half a day or longer (depends on how much you want to read!)so good value for money. We really enjoyed our day here. An old fort steeped in history. Overlooking the Harbour at Weymouth. Lots of things to look at - soldiers quarters, evacuation, barracks, WW 2 shops, menus, bar. Also lots of displays, photos, models, real life artifacts about the role the Fort had in the defence of England. Recently opened Cold War bunker. Find the mice competition for kids. And a resident whistling ghost! On 3 levels, excellent wheelchair or pushchair access to all levels. Cafe selling very good quality food at very reasonable prices and big portions. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. Special events at certain times - usually included in admission price. Well worth a visit - something for everyone, would definately recommend!

Visited October 2012
Thank Carmen B
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