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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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Fun but tiring walk, prepare gloves and layered clothing

We arrived the visitor centre at 10am and were advised to have walking sticks in order to climb up to the summit. We weren't aiming for it, but the sky was unusually clear and we... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived the visitor centre at 10am and were advised to have walking sticks in order to climb up to the summit. We weren't aiming for it, but the sky was unusually clear and we managed to go up to the top in four and a half hours. We didn't stay for very long on the top because there were... More 

Thank lgnauh24
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A perfect start to the great glen would be by climbing Ben Nevis. It gives you the confidence that the great glen way would be a cake walk .

Thank mdkCochin
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I first climbed the Ben as a teenager, long before the current car park and visitor centre (and when I was much fitter!) The warnings at the bottom must be taken seriously, there is currently (April 2017) still a LOT of ice on the path well before the top. When we set off, the summit was clearly visible, but by... More 

Thank Alan B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just climbed Ben nevis last week over Easter holiday with a group of friends. Three of us including myself hike quite often. The path is quite straight forward and it is not an extremely steep hike. The only thing to be aware of is the weather. we went in April as a result it was snowy up there, visibility was... More 

Thank ivy123ivy
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Climbed up 19/4/17 Things to take.. sunglasses, it's very snowy & white, they help big time!! Water x 2 bottles, 2x redbull, 2x sandwiches, 2 choc bars, gloves, a Wooley hat, x2 hiking sticks, hiking boots, a neck scarf, water proof leggings & coat, thin tho!.. camera, phone, whistle just in case, it took us 3 hours up & 3... More 

2 Thank Flashbobbo
Thurso, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good old Ben was not going to beat me!! Third time lucky.... I beat him!!! Long walk up!! Every turn...Thinking must be closer!! How wrong!! Very snowy as approaching the end!! Soul distroying at first!! As passing people on way down saying, your nearly there, it's worth it!! At which point, my body was screaming!! I don't​ care!!!! But like... More 

1 Thank karenshelley2017
Thurso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a calf killer. Harder on way down. Cracking path all way up. Crampons are must if any snow, with so many people going up tourist path it gets polished.

1 Thank ian m
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Britain doesn't really do mountains but this is the best place for hiking and offers a good day of walking in a beautiful natural location

Thank 9bs87
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Climbed this mountain back in 2006 after returning from 6 months in the Alps. It was February and very cold but a great mixed climb on the north face on a bright Alpine style day. Double plastic boots, 12 point crampons and single axe was fine for the ascent in which the half the route was covered in snow and... More 

Thank FirstAscentK2
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we reach Ben Nevis by car from Preston ,Uk it was slightly rainy day but quite cold on mountain when we reach on mountain by cable car view was so surprising ,kids really enjoy all seen .we spend a good family time .we paid for 34 or something for family 2+2.

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