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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
+44 1397 705922
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Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hard slog” (36 reviews)
“coming down” (77 reviews)
“half way” (85 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fort William, Scotland
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+44 1397 705922
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"hard slog"
in 36 reviews
"coming down"
in 77 reviews
"half way"
in 85 reviews
"highest mountain"
in 63 reviews
"hard work"
in 59 reviews
"tourist route"
in 34 reviews
"tough walk"
in 21 reviews
"highest peak"
in 27 reviews
"halfway point"
in 22 reviews
"peaks challenge"
in 32 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 21 reviews
"walking poles"
in 24 reviews
"great climb"
in 20 reviews
"highest point"
in 25 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 42 reviews
"take your time"
in 34 reviews
"amazing views"
in 68 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately was a rainy day, when we did our climb. Till we reached the clouds (Ca 500 meter above see level) view was beautiful. Path sometimes difficult ( rocky and slippery when wet). The duration for our climb ca 6.5 hours including way back. Be...More

Thank Barna U
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An unusually hot July had us sweating up the first 1000 feet of this climb. It soon cooled down as we neared the red burn. Parts of the path have eroded, which made it a more challenging climb. Got some great photos during the climb...More

Thank CJCadden1963
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We traveled up on the cable cars (gondolas) amazing views. Good mountain bike trails and ski-ing during winter. Not cheap but ticket lasts all day for those wanting to do several bike trails

Thank shuttle56
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and the Hubby claimed Ben Nevis for our 10th wedding anniversary lol! The scenery on the way up and down was BREATHTAKING. It’s a challenging climb and we are fairly fit, but saying that we saw children, dogs and older people completing the climb...More

Thank CampyFamily
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family of five adults, we decided to climb Ben Nevis for my 50th birthday recently. We parked in the main car park at the Ben Nevis visitor centre where you have to pay a small charge for the whole day. We started off...More

1  Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a trip to Fort William and climbed Ben Nevis. I am a healthy 30yo and found the climb much harder than expected. Took me 4 hours up and 3 hours down in foggy weather. If the weather is foggy and you are...More

Thank nataalija
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a mountain climb. We have been staying at Lochy Holiday Park (superb place to stay by the way) - the views of Ben Nevis from the Holiday Park are astounding on such warm and hot clear days - weather has been crystal clear -...More

Thank tracy_tom_herts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This i an extremely busy walk (tourist route) so be prepared for company! We walked up in a Saturday and began our ascent at 7.30am (no toilets open at the visitor centre this early - be warned!) there were literally hundreds of people arriving by...More

Thank Kim T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a mountain. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it windy and if you're very very lucky it's sunny. We were very very lucky. Blessed with excellent weather and great views. The path is very easy to follow however I would encourage everyone to treat every mountain...More

Thank Keffmeister
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been up The Ben a few times but not for a couple of years. Nice new bridge next to the visitor centre, saves a wee bit walk, grateful for it at the end. Parking £4 for the day is very resonable. Doing a variation of...More

Thank Dave L
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Tadas B
15 July 2018|
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Response from Max A | Reviewed this property |
Your last hour or two may be a bit tricky as the sun will fade. We started at that time and it made it well before dusk however that was when the days were slightly longer
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mark s
12 May 2018|
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Response from Prashant S | Reviewed this property |
The car park near visitor area is across the river and near to the Syha hostel. There is a bridge that goes over the river and takes you on the trail easy peasy. If you are already on the road next to Ben Nevis inn, you may... More
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Trish D
26 April 2018|
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Response from Jakub K |
The top of mountain was covered with snow today (5th of May), but we were fine with trecking boots. Don't know anything about hiring crampoons/ice picks.
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