We have made arrangement a visit to Nothe Fort for lunch and afterwards a guided tour around this ancient Fort. Because of the restricted areas it is only possible to conduct the tour with a maximum of 15 people, so it is envisaged to conduct two tours. Because of a very advantageous entry fee the club would prefer everyone to eat in the restaurant and quite honestly the food is really delicious and good value for money. Obviously if we have more than 30 members wanting to take part, it may be a problem, so unfortunately if might first come, first served for this event. Alternatively some members may not be interested in a guided tour and would just prefer to wander around by themselves. If members are not too sure where Nothe Fort is and would like to go in convoy, I am happy to meet anyone at the Bakers Arms at 10.45 to leave at 11.00, but please let Barry know if you are interested.
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
Located at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour the Fort is a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. Constructed on three levels , which are easily accessed by means of a lift, the Fort is filled with displays, mammoth guns and cinema areas that chart the history of this large and magnificent Victorian structure which took 12 years to build.