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Highest mountain in the Uk with stunning scenery from the top so well worth a hike .
Climb the highest mountain in the country and get great views for miles. Make sure you check the weather, are properly equipped and stretch well afterwards!!
If you have a spare 7 hours, good clothing and sturdy footwear then maybe you’d like to stand in the highest point in the UK?
Ben Nevis (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Nibheis) is the highest mountain in the British Isles. It is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of Scotland, close to the town of Fort William and is affectionately known as 'The Ben.'
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“Also know as Aonach Mor (the name of the mountain) this is one of my favourite places to ski in the winter and hill walk. The mighty Ben Nevis (UK's highest mountain) is its next door neighbour and I just love this place. The mountain gondola transports you to the top to access skiing in the winter, walking and mountain biking. If that all sounds a bit strenuous, then just go up for a bite to eat at the Snowgoose restaurant and admire the scenery. There's also a cafe at the base station too. It's a 1hr 45min drive from Inverness, but the journey - oh! You drive down through the Great Glen, past Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy - so although it's a wee bit of a haul, the scenery is breathtaking. I've done day trips to ski and walked here many, many times. You just have to get up early and get home late! A stop off in Fort Augustus for the best fish and chips is an added bonus.”
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“A thriving place to come for a great bar meal, or a great post-Ben climb pint. Usually busy, often has live music.”
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“This is the Harry Potter steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. It is also considered to be one of the great train journeys of the world as it passes through some magnificent scenery in its forty three mile journey.”
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“Following a natural geological fault line stretching from Fort William to Inverness, the canal was opened to shipping in 1822. You can watch yachts come through the lock gates, take a stroll up the Great Glen Way walking and cycle route or watch the “Harry Potter” steam train go over the canal bridge (4 times per day in the summer).”
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“If you’re a bit of a Harry Potter fan (just like me ) then you really don’t want to miss seeing the Harry Potter Train, a.k.a “Hogwarts Express”, thundering along on your next trip to Scotland. You’ll need to head into the stunning Scottish Highlands and seek out the tiny village of Glenfinnan, huddled on the shore of Loch Shiel. It’s around a 30-minute picturesque drive from the large town of Fort William, known as the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Limited public transport, both train and bus, is available between Fort William and Glenfinnan a few times a day but the easiest way is by car. Set the Glenfinnan Visitor Center on your satnav (PH37 4LT) and enjoy the drive! Once you near the well-signposted Glenfinnan Visitor Center you’ll see the car park right beside it. It’s £3 to park here and can get a little busy around the scheduled steam train times.”
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