Fort William Journals

Ben Nevis

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A travel journal to Fort William by PeaceLoveTravel

West Highland Museum Photo, Fort William, Scotland More Photos
Quote: Hiking up the highest mountain in the UK

Ben Nevis Mountain

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Attraction | "Definitely not a Hill"

Ben Nevis Mountain Photo, Fort William, Scotland
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Climbing Ben Nevis has been on top of my To-Do-List for quite a while and what better occasion than finishing University to accomplish this. With over 1,300 meters Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the UK and the holiday goal of numerous people every year. Located next to the lovely quaint village of Fort William it is very accessible and can be easily reached by bus, train and car. The Scottish Highlands are well worth a visit regardless of your desire to climb up a mountain but if you make it here you might as well go for it. A lot of people climb Ben Nevis every year and really, there is no climbing involved. It is a strenuous hike but if you are reasonably fit you can easily do it. Just...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 1, 2013

Ben Nevis Mountain
Head of Loch Linnhe
Fort William & Lochaber, Scotland

West Highland Museum

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Attraction | "Lovely little museum"

West Highland Museum Photo, Fort William, Scotland
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The Scottish Highlands are one of my favourite places in the UK. This area combines stunning scenery with interesting history and tasty food – what more could you possibly ask for? Accessible via car, train or bus Fort William tends to be the main tourist point in the area. Fort Williams in the Scottish highland is the gateway to a myriad of people climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, every year. The town itself is rather small and clearly here to support the lucrative tourist trade. Almost every house offers a few B&B rooms for hire and the high street is filled with hiking stores. Throw in a couple of pubs and tour agencies and you have the perfect tourist town. But there is...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 1, 2013

West Highland Museum
Cameron Square
Fort William & Lochaber, Scotland

Fort William Backpackers

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Hotel | "Best hostel in Fort William"

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Fort William in the Scottish highland is the gateway to a myriad of people climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, every year. The town itself is rather small and clearly here to support the lucrative tourist trade. Almost every house offers a few B&B rooms for hire and the high street is filled with hiking stores. Throw in a couple of pubs and tour agencies and you have the perfect tourist town. Most people visiting this area tend to be a bit more mature and prefer the comfort and privacy of private rooms and hotels. With this however being a weekend trip for a bunch of students we opted for one of the few hostels in Fort William – the Fort William Backpackers.Bookin...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 1, 2013

Fort William Backpackers
Alma Road
Fort William, Scotland 33 6

30 minutes or 2 hours

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Ben Nevis landscape Photo, Fort William, Scotland
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Call me naive but I believed that Ben Nevis was nothing more than a glorified hill somewhere in the Highlands. Well, trust me, I’ve been eating humble pie ever since. This mountain is certainly do-able is you are reasonably fit but don’t underestimate it. The path is steep and it gets very, very cold and wet up there. Initially we speeded up the steep paths, jumped over rocks, even took a detour to a lake some one third of the way up. But then the mist started coming in, there was no view to keep us entertained anymore and our legs started to hurt a lot. Fast forward another two hours and we long passed the last greenery. All you have left now was rocks and a bunch of tired hikers. We were right in th...Read More

Ben Nevis Inn

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Restaurant | "A well deserved dinner after a long long day"

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The one reason to come to Fort Williams is to climb that mighty mountain that is Ben Nevis. Now you might doubt my assessment of it as a mighty mountain but trust me, once you climbed it you will never ever call Ben Nevis a "hill" ever again. So now imagine this – you just climbed up and down a mountain for the better part of seven or eight hours, you are freezing cold, your legs are killing and the last crumbled up cereal bar on the bottom of your backpack just doesn’t cut it anymore. And then you see it, right at the bottom of the mountain is the Ben Nevis Inn. The quaint little country in looks so inviting and for the past two hours of our climb the thought of it was literally the only thing that k...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 1, 2013

Ben Nevis Inn
Claggan
Fort William, Scotland