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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
+44 1397 705922
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Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hard slog” (37 reviews)
“coming down” (75 reviews)
“half way” (82 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fort William, Scotland
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+44 1397 705922
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"hard slog"
in 37 reviews
"coming down"
in 75 reviews
"half way"
in 82 reviews
"walking boots"
in 51 reviews
"hard work"
in 56 reviews
"highest mountain"
in 58 reviews
"tourist route"
in 34 reviews
"long slog"
in 17 reviews
"highest peak"
in 27 reviews
"tough walk"
in 19 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 21 reviews
"halfway point"
in 21 reviews
"peaks challenge"
in 30 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 45 reviews
"great climb"
in 20 reviews
"highest point"
in 25 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Seven older chaps ( 56 to 60) travelled to Inverness to spend a week cruising along the Caledonian Canal on a charter boat. We drove to Laggan Locks to collect our boat and set of to Banavie ready for an early start to climb Ben...More

Thank Andy D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Did this with grandchildren (8 and 10 years). It is a very demanding and long climb and the return downhill seems even longer!, even when you fit. Go in the morning and take your time. Have all the right equipment, even for snow in summer!

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Folks, just hiked to Cape Wrath from Fort William and did Ben Nevis on my first day in town. The hike up is very strenuous and the hike down is very hard on your knees. You should bring plenty of water, good boots, sunscreen, jacket,...More

Thank KodiakEd
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Set out from Perth at 5am arrived at Ben N and set out at 7.30.. a good path not too steep to begin with but extremely arduous... Rocks on reaching the summit and lots of snow. Bitterly cold so take a hat and gloves the...More

Thank madhendo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First mountain to climb in national 3 peaks, stunning views, fairly hard climb in stages but so worthwhile when at the top. Well worth the effort

Thank sashforth67
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The drive from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis was so beautiful, through Loch Lomond. the Ben Nevis hike was fantastic. Older folks enjoyed the Visitor center.

Thank Katie K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Part of a charity climb to the top. What an amazing day and achievement to get to the top. Great views on the way up and at the top. Well worth the effort.

Thank Nick N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hoped to get half way up to the lake on Ben Nevis but got right up to the top. We climbed on a really warm June day,views at the top are amazing. Advisable to take plenty water and snacks. We walked at a steady pace...More

Thank mumknowsbest43
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tackled this mountain with friends, starting early morning from the Ben Nevis Visitors Centre. Weather was freakishly hot and made the walk a lot harder than expected. The midges are a nightmare so good repellent is essential. The views are spectacular which made the effort...More

1  Thank Danny W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a terrible noise because of the graduation party and it was impossible to sleep. The staff didn't do anything. There was no air conditioner and the air was hot and bad. A terrible place.

3  Thank Leena K
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mark s
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Prashant S | Reviewed this property |
The car park near visitor area is across the river and near to the Syha hostel. There is a bridge that goes over the river and takes you on the trail easy peasy. If you are already on the road next to Ben Nevis inn, you may... More
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Trish D
April 26, 2018|
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Response from Jakub K |
The top of mountain was covered with snow today (5th of May), but we were fine with trecking boots. Don't know anything about hiring crampoons/ice picks.
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maisiebiggs
February 25, 2018|
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Response from moodymcsue | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the main route up, because we skipped that, and did a spontaneous walk up the north face. The north trail did not take us to the top, but instead to a lookout just below the rugged north rock face. We went... More
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