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Ben Nevis or Glen Nevis ?

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Ben Nevis or Glen Nevis ?

IAre there the same area or different ? With is better of the 2 to visit ?

If I go to Fort William to do the scenic journey to Mallaig and return, how much more time to I need to visit one of these Nevises ?


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1. Re: Ben Nevis or Glen Nevis ?

Ben means mountain, and glen means valley. So they are not the same. One is below the other.

You need all day for the Ben and a few hours for the Glen.

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2. Re: Ben Nevis or Glen Nevis ?

Ben Nevis is a 4000 foot high mountain, Glen Nevis is the valley at the bottom of it

Which you want to see depends on what you like to do

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3. Re: Ben Nevis or Glen Nevis ?

Are you planning on getting yourself around Scotland - hiring a car?

I think you may need to do quite a bit more research before visiting Scotland because its bigger than it looks on the map and there are so many things to see and do.

I would not bother visiting Ben Nevis - you will get more from the train journey to Mallaig in the way of scenery and Ben Nevis is a lot of climbing to maybe not see anything when you get to the top! (It may be cloudy/rainy/misty)


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