Fright Nights, the ORIGINAL Ghost Hunting company, invites you to join us at
The NOTHE FORT, Weymouth
A major visitor attraction for the area and the site of reported ghostly sightings The Nothe Fort, is an original historic sea fort on the Jurassic Coast. We have gained access for you to multiple areas of this hauntingly evocative location which is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act of 1979. Experience the underground passageways, gun decks designed to house 12 heavy muzzle loaded cannon, magazines and casements, and walk the ramparts.
Originally settled in the 12th century the Weymouth area has grown to become well known for its tourism, archaeology and geology. This area is also rich in history and a venue linked to war and bloodshed. The Battle of Weymouth took place in 1645 and it has been written that many deaths occurred here during fighting in the Civil War.
King George III and the Duke of Gloucester made Weymouth their Summer retreat during the 1800s and inspired many generations of tourism!
Also in the 1800s, during Queen Victoria’s reign, following an invasion scare a series of sea forts were built along our South Coast as part of our national coastal defences. The Nothe Fort in Weymouth, Dorset, was designed to protect Portland Harbour.
In active service during World War II the Nothe Fort has been occupied by The Royal Artillery, The Royal Engineers and The Royal Navy. In 1940 two ships attempting to enter Portland Harbour failed to identify themselves and were fired upon, later, it emerged that they were full of refugees from The Channel Islands seeking a safe haven.
The main threat came from the air and many more deaths occurred during the Germany bombing raids in World War II.
An interesting and poignant historical fact is that 517,816 troops left England from this section of the coast to fight on the battlefields of Normandy.
The fort remained in active service until 1956 and subsequently fell derelict. It has now been brought to a superb level of restoration by the hard work and dedication of many people, primarily volunteers.
On this genuinely interesting event you can explore magazines, the battlements, and underground passageways can all be explored and you can see, and touch, real cannon. Subject to the weather conditions you can ‘walk the ramparts’ yourself!
Reported sightings at The Nothe Fort include a phantom apparition walking the battlements at night and a legendary ghostly whistling gunner in the underground passageways. Groups have experienced other unexplained paranormal activity – what will you experience at The Nothe Fort?
YOUR GHOST THEMED EVENT Starts at 8pm and finsishes at 2am, a full 6 hrs
History tour of the fort with an experienced tour guide
Mediumship walkround – who haunts tonight
Psychic and ghost hunting equipment
Experiments including séance, glass divination and table tipping
NEW experiment – group intuition
Ghost hunting vigils in the dark
Expert advice and discussion about the paranormal
Your chance to experience a haunted genuine fort at night
Hot drinks and biscuits
Free on-site car parking
We are expecting high demand for this venue, if we are sold out on your chosen date please contact us to be placed on our waiting list.
Please note: Over 18s only – no pregnant women allowed and attendees must be reasonably fit. Floor surfaces are in places very uneven. No accommodation provided.
For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions before booking.
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