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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Fort William
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Firstly; a word of warning. Ben Nevis is a challenge in any conditions so check the weather before you commit to the walk. Even in perfect weather this walk up the "Tourist Route" was a long, hard slog and with snow under foot for a fair bit of the way, crampons would have been very useful. Three days on from... More

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Edinburgh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike about Ben Nevis - it was a beautiful sunny day we enjoyed walking around and watching the skiers enjoy the last of the snow.

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Brandon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic day out, very hard climb, but proud to be a part off it, gorgeous views and we were lucky to have sunshine the whole day. Well worth the visit.

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Worcester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

takes all day but is totally worth it. spectacular views throughout! Some steep sections but generally good paths and access.

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Hawick
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

For our first time on The Ben we seemingly made the mistake of starting from the youth hostel and was later told by several other hikers on the day that the easier route was to start from The Ben Nevis Inn following the tourist trail, where you can also leave your car, although we didn't find that section, some name... More

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Fife
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A path all the way up may be misleading- this is a steep climb with far from guaranteed views. Climb what you can, enjoy the views and don't feel the need to fight to the top.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Quite a challenging ascent - unfortunately too dangerous due to snow to get right to top, but views along the way stunning!

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Verona, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

To all that have walked, climbed and ran up and down this mountain. Respect! However, what ever the weather at the vase of the mountain, always go prepared and naked sure that someone knows where you are because the weather changes rapidly and it can be extremely dangerous.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lovely location, plenty to do, take care, take right equipment and enjoy. Great views.... Take plenty of photos.

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Selby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

we set off at around 10am, after hiring some boots and crampons from the local shop- they were okay, but little bit heavy on the feet. As we began to ascend the mountain from Ben nevis car park it became rougher, harder and hotter! Today (02-04-14) we ended up removing pieces of clothing as we were getting towards the top.... More

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