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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” (37 reviews)
“coming down” (75 reviews)
“half way” (82 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"
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"coming down"
in 75 reviews
"half way"
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"hard work"
in 56 reviews
"highest mountain"
in 57 reviews
"tourist route"
in 34 reviews
"long slog"
in 17 reviews
"highest peak"
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"tough walk"
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"warm clothes"
in 21 reviews
"halfway point"
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"peaks challenge"
in 30 reviews
"walking poles"
in 22 reviews
"great climb"
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"highest point"
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"amazing views"
in 67 reviews
"well worth the effort"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a clear day this is a simple uphill walk which will be rewarded with magnificent views and a great sense of achievement. It will however seem like torture to anyone who attempts it without a reasonable degree of fitness. The summit plateau is not...More

Thank Irving W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in U.K,we were very lucky to see the tip of it without climbing, which is a very rare occurrence, depending on the weather, Fortunately it was not a cloudy or rainy day. So happy to have seen it.

1  Thank DilrukshiH
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bearing in mind this is the highest place in the UK it has a really good path to the top! Starting from the lower car park this is a stiff 4 hour walk for a fit person, longer otherwise. Have done the mountain several times...More

Thank Deegster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried to climb it with my mother but we started late on the day. We got to 1/4th of the climb. It took us about 2 hours.

Thank yasmingrooters
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here during a walk of the area and decided to see how far we could get leaving enough time to return and finish our original walk.

Thank Hedgehog-Spotter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were scared to do the Ben Nevis because of all the horror stories. But the reality was comforting. We were unprepared, not fit and late. But the walk up was far more easy than expected. Although a lot of people were looking weird at...More

2  Thank Pimmeh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please remember this is an actual mountain, not a theme park. There will most likely be a lot of snow on top (yes even on hot sunny days) so don’t be the kind of fool who sets off in trainers and a tshirt. Also, if...More

1  Thank pontefract1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very tough walk but so rewarding when you reach the summit, the views are unbelievable. Be warned though the terrain is treacherous, loose stones and granite and the large granite slabs which have been laid by man aren’t easy to step across. I ended...More

Thank Steve j
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view of Ben Nevis today on our stop at the Commando Monument. Our tour leader advised that it is rare to see the whole mountain, but our view considering was wonderful

1  Thank TMM818
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came through this area while taking an all-day van tour of the Highlands. We declined the walk as it appeared to be wet, slippery and a little arduous. Beautiful and rugged country. We also visited Glencoe, site of the massacre of Scots by the...More

1  Thank thaward
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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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maisiebiggs
26 February 2018|
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Response from moodymcsue | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the main route up, because we skipped that, and did a spontaneous walk up the north face. The north trail did not take us to the top, but instead to a lookout just below the rugged north rock face. We went... More
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