Ben Nevis, Fort William

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#1 of 97 in Parks in Scottish Highlands
Put on your best hiking boots and charge your camera batteries for a great outdoor adventure at Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. This impressive mountain towers 1,343 m (4,406 ft) above the town of Fort William, attracting over 200,000 climbers each year. Most visitors use the well-maintained Pony Track, which starts on the southern side of the mountain. Experienced mountaineers and ice climbers prefer the 700-m (2,300-ft) cliffs on the northern face of the mountain, which offer scrambles of all levels of difficulty. The summit features the ruins of an observatory building, which closed in 1904. The weather can change suddenly at various stages of the ascent, so it’s best to hire a local guide and carry appropriate equipment, food, and plenty of water. Arrange your visit to Ben Nevis and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fort William using our Fort William road trip website .
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  • August 20, 2017
    Great experience only if you are lucky with a weather. There is some cracking views all over the show in Scotland, however it is definitely worth to see Ben Nevis and reach the summit if you like a li...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    What an amazing if not hard experience. Did this on the 5th Aug and took longer than expected but it wasn't a race, weather was goid for the most part and the views are out of this world. Very busy mo...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We were blessed with stunning views! It was day 2 of being a Mr & Mrs and a really special experience. 3 hours to the top and 2.5 hours down.  more »

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Where to stay in Fort William

A B&B along the high street provides access to pubs and cultural life. However, luxury hotels set among idyllic countryside are outside the city center. Consider a stay inside a refurbished historical building at one of the handful of guesthouses. less expensive lodging is also available in scenic areas within walking distance of the high street, or main street.
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