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Ben Nevis

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Address: Fort William, Scotland
Phone Number: 01397705922
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Private Tour of Ben Nevis from Fort William
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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William
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We visited Ben Nevis the first time approx. 35 yrs ago. It still is a must see place. We stayed in a Holiday Cottage jud alongside and so we could look at the Mountain each... read more

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PEMBROKESHIRE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Ben Nevis the first time approx. 35 yrs ago. It still is a must see place. We stayed in a Holiday Cottage jud alongside and so we could look at the Mountain each day. You can spend a lot of time on the Mountain and the views are superb. Again you do need good weather.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe you shouldn't do that nice hike during school holidays... Would recommend it as there aren't many other attractions on the Isle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to climb on 19th July, one of the hottest days of the year which gave us clear views virtually all the way up. It did however make the lower climb and descent very tough, with a large amount of sweat expended. It took us about 9 hours, probably could have done it in 6 at a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Climbed Ben Nevis with a group of friends as part of the 3 peaks challenge. We were on a tight time schedule so sadly didn't get as much time to enjoy it as I would have liked. The top was covered in fog so couldn't see much but views on route were spectacular. Route down was hard going on the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It took us 6 hours with a half an hour stop at the top. The only reason I didn't give it a five was because the summit was covered in cloud but the hike up was breathtaking. I can only imagine how amazing it would of been if we had a view at the top. In terms of the hike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Guess you don't do this climb for the view, but for the success of doing it. Just as well, as the cloud was low. However the path was clear - we had all the sensible preacautions with us, but map and compass were almost excess to requirements. Waterproofs essential. Don't plan to have a cuppa / pint and piece of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All I can say is Wow, my partner and I did it along with our two girls (7&9) not expecting to do it all we arrived at the summit after 3 1/2 hours and what a feeling and so proud of my two girls for getting to the top. We were incredibly lucky with the weather and I am sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having completed Snowdon and Scarfell Pike last year I felt I needed to tick off the third one from the list. We stayed in Glen Nevis Campsite a short walk fron the visitor centre. We set off at 9 and were back by 5. It was a really tough walk- both there and back but definately worth it for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Climbed this for my first Munro and loved it. Big rocks, wee rocks, loose rock, very loose rock and water is just a basic example of the terrain. Went up in 3 1/2 hours and down in 2 3/4. Thought i had limited fitness but really surprised myself. If using tourist path just follow the hundreds of people heading the... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just completed the Nevis Climb! As a very novice walker this is not a climb for the faint hearted! Having said that five of us completed it, only two have ever done a mountain climb before. The route is a Mixture of man made paths, rocking inclines, stone passes and pretty much verticals climbs at points. If your doing this... More 

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