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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Glen Nevis is a nice place to visit also. Ben Nevis has the gondola ride but beware it is cold up on the mountain and you should have a jacket and hat/scarf with you. The cafe is lovely and a hot coffee made it a little easier. The views are lovely but there is little to do up there as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

One of the best place in Scotland. A nice views of Ben Nevis and surrounding hills. Will visit again next year.

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London, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I am fairly new to hill-walking and trekking but I've climbed Snowdon, some of the mountains in South Wales and walked The Camino, in Spain. So, I thought that climbing Ben Nevis wouldn't be that difficult. After all, thousands do it every year. When I flew into Inverness and told the Customs Officer that I wanted to climb Ben Nevis,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Gondola ride was beautiful. It was pretty freezing up there but amazingly attractive. as it was not ski season, there was not much to do there but just enjoy the view, mist, clouds, cold and scenery.

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Sulgrave, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After going up Mount Snowdon by train in Wales I'd forgotten just how high some mountains can get. And they don't come much higher than this one - that's for sure. LOL! This was almost a FULL day's climbing and my girlfriend was crying at one point. When we did get to the top there was nothing there (Mount Snowdon... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Not much that can be said that has not been said already...summit conditions can be quite bleak...go prepared with a little rucksack, layers, food and water...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved the imposing Ben, and the beautiful Glen Nevis, wonderful walks, impressive waterfalls, and we're sure we spotted a Golden Eagle on top of a dead tree!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

if you like walking up big hills, this is right up your street. Don't take the weather for granted, seen a lot of eejits in flip flops over the years. Stay safe!

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Brilliant ride up in the gondola and it snowed on us when we got to the top - fantastic, would love to go again

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I recently climbed Ben Nevis for charity at midnight and it was very hard . I read a lot of reviews saying the llamberis trail at snowdon was a harder climb however as I have climbed this route too now know that is a false statement !!! Ben Nevis as a million times harder !! It's longer ,10.5 miles round... More

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