Sunday, 17 July 2016

Nothe Fort Weymouth Review

Nothe Fort

Nothe Fort is a fort in Weymouth, The fort is located next to Nothe Gardens. The coastal defence was built between 1860 and 1872 by 26 Company of the Royal Engineers to protect Portland's harbour. Shaped like the letter D, the fort's guns covered the approaches to both Portland and Weymouth harbours. The design included bomb proof casemates for cannons arranged around the circular sides, and deep magazines beneath the straight, landward side. The fort played an important role in World War II, when the harbour was used as base by the British and American navies.

My Family and I vising the Nothe fort at the end off may, upon arrival it was unclear where to park having never been there before, we actually ended up parking outside off the nice park. We walked too the fort through the leafy park, which homed a range off animals such as squires and part off the garden showed off weymouths blue sea. 

As we made our way into North Fort we paid our entrance fee, My boyfriend got in FREE as he is ex forces, meaning i cost £8 and my 10yr old son £1 . we werent given a map really so where free to just look about. 
There where a few levels too expolered and a bunker which seemed like it went for miles underground with little rooms that went off and showed you all about the life ect.  

 Overall it was a good day out, if your into that sort off thing, for my son and I we found it a little boring but it was nice too see a bit off history. The gardens outside, had a nice play park and areas for a nice picnic which families would enjoy to make the event a nice day. 

Rating 3/5


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