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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 16 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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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
80 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Just spent few hours here and took some photos...Enjoyed walking around and spending time.... I just love whole Scotland for its picturesque views...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing experience, loved everything about it. the lake between mountain, beautiful nature view, very cool waterfall...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Just the McLean route this time. Hollow victory since I've already climbed the North face a few times and the engineered path was swarming with tourists. Long route but not at all strenuous or technical, no real steep sections or scrambly sections. Never seen so many people on one mountain!

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The views are to die for from every angle, we find get snow in August so be prepared as short sleeve tops at bottom of the ben and full fleece and jacket at top. We did it August bank holiday so was extremely busy but didn't deter from enjoyment! Amazed the age range, we've done a few Munro's and this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you need the challenge of walking the highest then do it, otherwise there are far more beautiful mountains in Scotland. The vast majority of people will go up and and down via the laid out zig-zag route - this suits irregular walkers very well. My sons first words were "welcome to the rubbish tip!" The amount of empty water... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the ride up the mountain and beautiful views at the top. Save time for some nice walking trails.

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stoke on trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

its certainly a challenge.firstly you need to be prepared properly.you need good footwear and clothes for the summit where it is cold.most importantly take plenty of water[you need at minimum 2litres]the climb is a combination of steep climbs and challenging at times with easier bits included and in places very slippy.take your time and be cautious and take short regular... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you're just traveling through don't bother staying in Fort William, the hotels are ok but it's all geared towards walkers. We had a two year old and should have just continued our journey to Isle of Skye.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

1st experience of Scotland holiday so this was a must! The 8year old was in tears when we turned back after a quarter of the mountain, it was a good walk to this point but dont underestimate the powers of nevis! Its a mountain and if not prepared tackling a little bit like we did is still worth it for... More

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Me and my husband decided to climb Ben Nevis on our honeymoon journey. As it was in October, we were prepared for rain and bad weather, but we really underrated local nature. All of our mountaineering clothes were soaking wet in 1 hour since we started climb. Nature was beautiful with a lot of small springs running from top of... More

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