Nothe Fort, Weymouth

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Nothe Fort

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Nothe Fort has a stunning location on the Jurassic Coast. A museum of coastal defence, this is a journey through history for the the whole family and one of Weymouth’s major attractions. You don’t have to be a military enthusiast to enjoy a visit. It’s a great day out for all the family with lots to see and explore.

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, fun decks and maze of underground passageways. The Fort is filled with mammoth funs, displays and cinema areas that chart the history of the structure.

There is a gift shop with historical, educational books and toys, clothes, local produce and souvenirs. There is a calendar of spectacular events for all ages and the Fort View Cafe with hot and cold food as well as a great cream tea. There is cannon firing on alternate Sundays. Children aged 5 to 15 enter for only £2 and children under 5 go free. Dogs are welcome, providing they are kept on a lead at all times.

The Nothe Fort is situated on the edge of Weymouth’s historic harbour and enjoys commanding views of the Jurassic Coastline. View the beauty of the harbour for yourself on our Weymouth webcam. You can use it to check out the weather conditions before making a day trip this popular seaside resort.

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Nothe Fort
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21.0 miles from Highlands End and Eype Beach

23.1 miles from Golden Cap

17.8 miles from Graston Copse

11.0 miles from Sandyholme

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Monday: closed

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: closed

Thursday: closed

Friday: closed

Saturday: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

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