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Ben Vrackie

Pitlochry, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Pitlochry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great views when the mist lifted. We are getting on a bit but found it to be a good steady climb . Good parking nr the start and well sign posted . There is a good pub/hotel on the road up to car park so nice to have a pi t in tbe sun.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you feel energetic then pack a picnic and climb up Ben Vrackie preferably on a clear day. It's a great feeling to get to the top and quite an achievement for us.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Well worth the climb for the 360 degree views. Can be approached from Killiecrankie -path not that well marked. The most used well worn path is from Pitlochry. Be aware that there are no toilet facilities and few features to hide behind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Ban Vrackie is a good walk for anyone and can be quite testing for a person not used to walking. Around three miles and 600 metres climb. That being said, some very noteable views can be accessed without the final climb up to the peak. The first part is a steep but fairly easy path through aforestation, then there is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was the first time I had attempted such a walk - it was worth the aching legs! Most of the walk from the car park is easy going and very scenic. The last climb to the summit was very steep but worth the exceptional views from the top!

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Fife
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14 reviews 14 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

walked from the Fonab Hotel to top and back. Stopped at Moulin Hotel for Braveheart local ale on return. Even my wife enjoyed it!

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went climbing Ben Vrackie with my husband at Easter. Wasn't sure about going but went along. Found the path quite hard work in places especially where the path was made of steps. We passed a couple of runners on their way down, I can't imagine how anyone can possibly run up and down! When we reached the top all the... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Starts off steep, levels off, and then you have to climb a steep staircase. First time hiking in years so found it tough. Was very cloudy, snowy and windy but made it to the summit. Be well prepared for a turn in the weather up here.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Didn't go the whole way up, but was a lovely walk on a winters day. Some of it was a bit steep, but we all enjoyed the views over pitlochry.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

scenery, challenge. We took the long route but loved it. there are lots of ways to get there, if you want to park at bottom of Ben Vrackie you can, we didnt and ended up a 13 mile+ hike. beautiful day and views to die for.

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