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Ben Nevis

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Address: Fort William, Scotland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Hard work but totally worth it

Allow a good four hours to the summit and three hours return journey. Car parking at the thought £3.00 for the day (old pound coins only). Views from the top spectacular

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Allow a good four hours to the summit and three hours return journey. Car parking at the thought £3.00 for the day (old pound coins only). Views from the top spectacular

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very tough, fantastic views, loved the challenge, even though I didn't achieve the whole climb. Wonderful day

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A long walk, well-cared for track, mostly pretty easy going. The weather at the top is a lot cooler than the weather at the bottom. Spectacular views!

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours here, the scenery was breathtaking. We went up in the cable cars, which was very enjoyable. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great, so we didn't linger at the top. There is a gift shop at the top. Back on the ground there's a very nice cafe which provided a good selection of snacks and drinks. Very... More 

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Thank sandrawoodward149
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After having climbed scafell pike we found going up the mountain path very easy and quite boring hundreds of people and having to skip past them but it was to be expected as conditions were perfect on 6 may We reached the summit quite easily In just under 3 hours the views were stunning full 360 in beautiful weather lots... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The toughest of the the peaks in my opinion. The views are great and the paths well defined. Weather can change quickly so be prepared! Plenty of photo opportunities on the summit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a sense of a achievement is felt the moment you reach the top!! Steady slog uphill for about 3 hours! About 2 hours coming down!! Make sure you carry correct gear as always as was 17 degrees by the visitors centre and -2 at the summit!

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided on a whim to travel to Ben Nevis by myself to go up and down the mountain. Checked the weather beforehand it it looked good (14degrees sunny ground level). I set off at 8am from then Glen Nevis visitor centre car park and was back at my car for around 2pm. Went to the summit and back. The... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best of weather, rain and wind makes for an uncomfortable walk. The low clouds made the view a lot less inspiring and hide the top of Ben Nevis from us for much of the day but then the sun came out and we noticed the rain had actually stopped there was still a strong breeze. We did not... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such beautiful place to visit. Highly recommend to everyone to visit. Take a camera and decent pair pair of boots. If weather is nice you will not be disappointed in its beauty.

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