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Nothe Fort, Weymouth

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Once an important stronghold in World War II, Nothe Fort remains one of the most well-preserved forts in England. Spread over three levels, the museum houses standing exhibitions of Weymouth’s naval history and of World War II. Wander to the top level and out to the surrounding gardens for views of Portland Harbor and the Jurassic Coast. Parking is available, although the fort is only a 15-minute walk from the town center. Take a rowboat from the harbor to the fort for a chance to explore the nearby beaches and enjoy views from the water. Before you head to Weymouth, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Weymouth trip planner, to make sure you see all that Weymouth has to offer, including Nothe Fort.
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  • We visit Nothe fort every year. The kids love finding the mice and learning about the fort. There are beautiful views and a great cafe. Very reasonably priced and free entry for the year if you gift a...  more »
  • Nothe fort sits above Weymouth harbour and was built to protect the entrance during the 1860s and 1870s. Because it was constructed during the age of gunpowder and large cannons, the fort has thick lo...  more »
  • We have been holidaying in Weymouth for years but this was the first year we decided to visit Nothe Fort. We started by visiting the cafe for coffee and cake which was very good and reasonably priced....  more »
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  • There's much more to this fort than initially meets the eye. Take time to explore the tunnels, which have a rabbit-warren effect, and definitely give you more mileage for your money! The only small downside for me personally was the random information displayed about general history, not necessarily the history of the fort. But that's only a minor thing. Also, (sorry) It would be nice to have guided tours available, such as those at the brilliant Fort Amherst in Kent. For a fiver, you get it all! All in all an historical gem, quite rightly preserved as and revered.
  • Excellent historical experience, well documented and presented. A great fun afternoon with amazing views across the bay. Nice little addition of hunt the mice!
  • A fantastic piece of history covering the life of the fort. You get a year's access for the simple process of providing name and address for the tax aid gift. Great staff and a cafe to boot. Don't just save for rainy days!
  • Unassuming from the outside yet great when your inside. A well put together historical building offering up loads of information for the young and the Old ,great value ,great value. IA must if you're in the area
  • Great for kids, the young ones will love the mouse hunt. The history of the fort and cameos are well presented with interesting videos and descriptions.

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