The Nothe Fort's Facilities

Gift Shop

From a souvenir mouse to a book on military fortification, we have an ideal gift or souvenir to remind you of your day at one of Britain’s finest Victorian Forts.

Our shop aims to provide an interesting range of products designed to suit all members of the family, from food & drink to souvenirs, books toys and games.







We have a range of locally produced preserves, drinks and biscuits. Our book section has been carefully selected to provide local topics, guidebooks, military themes and light reading for all ages.

Entrance to the gift shop is free, so why not pop in and see what we have to offer.   

Cafe and Picnic Areas 

Coming Soon: New Fort View Cafe: Offering a wide range of catering to suit all tastes. For opening date - Please watch this space! In the interim period the Naafi Cafe is being run by our volunteers offering a basic catering service during opening times.

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Facilities for those with restricted mobility  

A modern lift has been installed to connect the three main levels of the Fort. In addition ramps have been installed, however due to the nature of the Fort there are some areas where it has not been possible to install ramps and therefore small areas would be restricted to wheel chair users We have fully compliant disabled toilets and all refreshment areas are accessible.

We have no special prices for disabled visitors and endeavour to promote equal opportunities and fully recognise diversity from across the community. However we understand some members of the community require the assistance of carers to make their visit possible. Where this is the case we exercise discretion on entrance fees. 


Dogs are welcome providing they are kept on a lead and supervised at all times.


There are Council operated car parks in Nothe Gardens. The Fort is just a short walking distance from these car parks.