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  • Address: Scotland
  • Admission: Free

At 4,409 feet (1,344 meters), Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, a status which makes it a popular destination for climbers. The most frequently used route to the summit is via the Pony Track which begins at Achintee, just outside of Fort William, but even that takes up to nine hours for a round trip and is not recommended for complete beginners.

Thankfully the area also offers a huge range of less arduous activities, including fly fishing, golf, mountain bike riding, pony trekking, kayaking and lowland walking. Pick up a guide in Fort William and set out on one of the numerous well-marked paths, many of which will offer majestic views of Ben Nevis. There's also a popular cycling route along the Caledonian Canal.

Practical Info

Fort William, the closest town to Ben Nevis, can be reached from Glasgow via the scenic West Highland Railway.

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Private Tour of Ben Nevis from Fort William, Fort William, null
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Private Tour of Ben Nevis from Fort William

Private group tours up Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain with a fully qualified local mountain guide.

Location: Fort William, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.94
Ben Nevis Group Walk from Fort William, Fort William, Walking Tours
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Ben Nevis Group Walk from Fort William

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Scheduled group tours up Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain. A great day out in the Scottish Highlands for all the family with local operator.

Location: Fort William, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.33
Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, Walking Tours
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1555 Reviews

Go on a fantastic tour from Edinburgh to explore the legendary myths of Loch Ness and enjoy the diverse range of Scottish Highland scenery. Drive through the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.24
Glencoe, Loch Ness and The Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Glencoe, Loch Ness and The Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

4 star rating: Recommended 144 Reviews

This 12 hour tour will fit in as much of Scotland as can possibly done in one day! You will witness the stunning scenery of Glencoe and Ben Nevis before you ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.88
Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 48 Reviews

Join this small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) for a classic one day tour to Loch Ness. Traveling through spectacular Highland scenery, this tour is the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.56
Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Explore some of Scotland's most iconic sites and stunning scenery with this unique guided day tour from Edinburgh and witness the unique site of Glencoe, the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $58.24
Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Day Trip with Spanish Speaking Guide, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Day Trip with Spanish Speaking Guide

Leave the city and head to the Highlands on a guided day trip that includes a visit to the famous Loch Ness. See the pleasant town of Callander and go hunting ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.21
Loch Ness, Glencoe and Loch Laggan Day Trip from Edinburgh Including Lunch, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Loch Ness, Glencoe and Loch Laggan Day Trip from Edinburgh Including Lunch

Wilderness, wild game and whisky. It’s a buffet of the best of Scotland, and this is the tour to experience it. This guided day trip leaves Edinburgh and ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.80
Scottish Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh with Audio Guide, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Scottish Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh with Audio Guide

4 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

See the highlights of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day trip from Edinburgh, enjoying audio commentary throughout the day! Relax while traveling, watching ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.80
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Take a journey from the city to the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy a full day exploring the Scottish Highlands, taking in the atmospheric scenery of ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.91

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