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Ben Nevis

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Address: Fort William, Scotland
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+44 1397 705922
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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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Climbing Ben Nevis

Don't be fooled because Ben Nevis is on around 4,000 feet high! The path up is very rocky and will take you around 4 hours to get up. Make sure you take plenty of water and... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Don't be fooled because Ben Nevis is on around 4,000 feet high! The path up is very rocky and will take you around 4 hours to get up. Make sure you take plenty of water and start early in the morning.

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St Helens UK
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Took 7 hours to get up and down which included several stops along the way and a picnic in the hut at the top amongst a blizzard. Wrap up. Wear plenty of layers. Be prepared for a tricky descent especially if it has been raining as the uneven rocks are very slippy. Good footwear is essential. This was the last... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Hard slog up here with some slight scrambling in places. Do not be put off this is a technically easy climb. Most people could manage this in 6 hours comfortably. The view is spectacular and a you really feel you earned a drink and good feed at the bottom.

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Do not pass it by. It was cold and snowing but worth every minute of the visit. A must see if you are in the area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Visited this attraction in Oct 15. Please do your research and take all appropriate gear, equipment, and plenty food and fluids,check the weather forecast and set off at first light. Ben Nevis is a steep, rock and stone mountain trail, will take a fit person an average of 7 to 8 hrs with no stops. This trail is not for... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Just loved everything! Great walk with breathtaking views. Everyone can go there just take your time and enjoy surrounding.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

As a novice to hill walking I knew this would be quite a challenge. And at an average of 8 hours to go up and back down, I knew it would also be a very long day, The weather was perfect for hiking and the views were spectacular. I was a little concerned for people going up without decent shoes... More 

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Knottingley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

We absolutely loved our visit to Ben Nevis. It was slightly misty so we didn't get the full view we were hoping for but all the staff were very pleasant and the surrounding landscapes are defiantly not to be missed :)

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Had really good day going up Ben Nevis in 24 degrees, hard slog but fantastic view from the top, still snow in places!!

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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

What else can be said expect "fantastic" great location, great weather great mountain espeacially if you stay off the tourist track

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