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“For the ride and the views - not more”

Nevis Range Mountain Experience
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Torlundy
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: NEVIS RANGE Mountain Experience is in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland, 7 miles north of Fort William. The mountain gondola will transport you to 650m on Aonach Mor where you'll find the Snowgoose restaurant & bar with awesome views, mountain trails, kids play area, and the Mountain discovery Centre (summer only). In the winter, we're open for sledging, skiing and boarding. There's biking for all in Leanachan forest, plus bike wash, bike hire and a skills park. The NEVIS downhill track (with gondola uplift) hosts the Mountian Bike World Cup each year and there's the new red Route opening in summer 2009. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“For the ride and the views - not more”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Amazing views on a clear day and a fun ride in the gondola, but if you are expecting more then forget it. Comes into its own in winter or for mountain bikers.

Visited July 2014
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Great Attraction.”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is one attraction not to be missed ! the gondola ride was very smooth the day we visited, the cost of £23 for two adults is very reasonable considering the running costs, wages etc, etc. The views are absolutely stunning , and if you are into photography you will be amazed with the stunning views of Lochaber and beyond. the staff were most helpful, there is only one downfall to this attraction and that is the toilets, they are absolutely disgusting, the smell is like being next to a sewage works , management please take note !!!! After all this is one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. The food is good but rather expensive.

Visited July 2014
4 Thank Kenny C
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Wasn't all I expected”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

It took 3 attempts to experience this 'Experience'.. The first time it was too windy, the second time we were a bit too late in the day. Luckily we were in the area for a few days, or we would have missed out completely. That's how holidays go... not blaming anyone for that.

The gondola ride is quite smooth and it quite a way up that mountain. My other half is scared of heights - but he was pretty ok with this. Unfortunately the gondola car we were in (and probably all of them) was nearly impossible to see clearly out of - the windows had been scratched and scratched and scratched (graffiti).
This certainly detracts from the 'experience' - in a huge way, actually.
We didn't have a lot of time to wander around at the top - but we could have done a bit more if we'd known what to do. Some tracks were signposted, but there wasn't enough information, I feel. There was really no one around to ask any question of, either. (We weren't the only ones wandering around at a bit of a loss -we spoke to a family group up there too)
I had hoped to see some mountain bikers hurtling down the World Cup track - but none on this day. Not much going on at all actually. Nice views of course - but once again I didn't really know what I was looking at. Maybe there was a scenic map on the deck of the restaurant (I didn't go there). There are some walking tracks we could have gone on if we had had more time and I'm sure that would have been nice.
Big car park at the base of the gondola. Price for the Nevis Range Experience is ok (23 pound for 2 adults). The windows in the gondolas need replacing (or put CCTV cameras in them to catch whoever is scratching the windows).
Not sorry I went up there - It just wasn't quite as good as I hoped.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good experience”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Thought this was excellent for the price , Really liked the views , Enjoyed seeing the young guys going down on their bikes.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“great views”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I love skiing so heading up the bubble car in the summer was a bit odd...but it was great fun and the view is spectacular... we went late in the day [it's open until after 6] and you can have several beers whilst the light changes....worth every penny

Visited July 2014
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