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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” (73 reviews)
“hard work” (56 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Fort William, Scotland
+44 1397 705922
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

It took us around 8 hours to go up and down Ben Nevis using the Pony Track. I know this is not standard in Scotland but we were lucky to hike on a really hot day - around 27 degrees celsius and we didn't take...More

1  Thank bea-on-the-road
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Demanding climb, it took us 9 hour to climb it up and down, but we took many pictures... anyway the scenery and feeling after climb is worth of the effort.

1  Thank Barbora T
Reviewed July 28, 2016

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...More

Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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Reviewed July 26, 2016

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....More

Thank PDogBeerHound
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Aisling T
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...More

1  Thank 896donnal
Reviewed July 24, 2016 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...More

2  Thank Odemae
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August 10, 2017|
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Response from cammy590 | Reviewed this property |
When I was there the visitor centre wasn't open however I'm sure there will be gift shops nearby
May 18, 2017|
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Response from VXDspud | Reviewed this property |
hi the snow we were told is about 6ft on a good day, you will need waterprooth as half way up we got soaked but all part of the fun great all round senery and not a bad hike just zig zag your way up plenty of rest places to... More
May 7, 2017|
Response from HaRuN_77 | Reviewed this property |
HI, I am guessing you already been there, sorry a bit late reply, You really don't need any guide.. The trek is clear and anyone can follow it.