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Ben Nevis

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Address: Fort William, Scotland
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+44 1397 705922
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain...

Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.

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Wonderful views of the snow capped Munro, going to the Great Glen below, has great views and a waterfall.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sandra C
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful views of the snow capped Munro, going to the Great Glen below, has great views and a waterfall.

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Moray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible holiday. We're "normal" fitness (2x27 year olds and a 9 year old) and went just over halfway (I felt dizzy so we didn't go further) we over prepared the 1st day, took way too much (although that doesn't mean don't be prepared if you're planning to go further up!!) it's VERY cold at the top even mid summer, so... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful January walk about half-way up to Ben Nevis. Going all the way to the top in winter required preparation, but if you take an hour starting from the Ben Nevis Inn, you can enjoy some fresh air and wonderful views.

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Pincher Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben Nevis is located in the Grampian Mountain Range near the town of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. It is the highest mountain in the British Isles, and proudly stands at 4400 feet in height and is actually a dormant volcano. Living in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, Ben Nevis would be rather small in stature to be... More 

Thank Brian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the tourist walking route to go to the summit of Ben Nevis by the end of the winter. It was quite amazing to me as a beginner hiker. The landscape is amazing, it was one of the most beautiful views I had so far. I met very nice people, mostly from different parts of Scotland but also some... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I climbed Ben Nevis for the fifth time yesterday and I had forgotten just what a great view you get on a clear day above the low clouds. It is a strenuous climb if you are inexperienced and the weather can be extreme (I have been waist deep in snow in previous years!) but provided you are prepared for all... More 

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Fair Oak, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We biked under the Ben, taking in the 10 under the Ben courses. It was fun, despite the weather being grey and a bit drizzly. I would recommend this if you think that there will be no view from the gondola or the top of Ben Nevis. It makes a trip out here worthwhile.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our intention was to get a good view of Ben Nevis; not to climb it. As you head out of Fort William towards Glen Nevis on the C1162, there is a small lay-by as you pass over a cattle grid. On a clear day, you should get a good view towards the summit. Unfortunately, ours was not a clear day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We stay in kilmarnock so went through glencoe.. was beautiful there aswell so stopped to take some photos . We went here last October 2015. The weather stayed clear and the sun was trying to come out which was brilliant. We parked the car up. Think it was £3 for the parking.. unless you have your badge for trust Scotland.... More 

Thank Ashley D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The tourist track up Ben Nevis is quite pleasant and reasonably easy going in summer. In winter take a walking pole, a torch and crampons. Check the forecast and even in summer recognise that it may be a lot colder on top than you expect. Of the twenty or so times I have been up I have had a view... More 

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