Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, located in Scotland. Standing at 1,346 metres (4,414 ft)above sea level, it is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William.
The mountain is a popular destination, attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year, around three-quarters of which use the Pony Track from Glen Nevis. The 700-metre (2,300 ft) cliffs of the north face are among the highest in Scotland, providing classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties for climbers and mountaineers. They are also the principal locations in Scotland for ice climbing.
The summit, which is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano, features the ruins of an observatory which was continuously staffed between 1883 and 1904. The meteorological data collected during this period are still important for understanding Scottish mountain weather.
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Despite its small size, it is the largest town between Helensburgh and Fort William. During the tourist season, the town can play host to up to 25,000 people.
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|Population||5.422 Million (2016 est)|
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Loch NessHome of The Loch Ness Monster!
Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 23 miles (37 km) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 52 ft (16 m) above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie". It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness. It is one of a series of interconnected, murky bodies of water in Scotland; its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil.
Nevis RangeWinter Activities
Mountaineering, Mountain biking, high ropes courses and snowsports are just some of the amazing activities in store for you at the world famous Nevis Range.
Exciting Events & Festivals
Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors desend onto our shores for one of our many Scottish Festivals, from caber tossing in Lochaber to rock festivals on the beautiful island of Tiree! we're sure there will be something for everyone.
|Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo||August|
|Lochaber Highland Games||Last Saturday of July|
|Tiree Music Festival||July|
|Inveraray Highland Games||July|
Must Visit Museums
Scotland has some great museums showing Scottish life both distant and near past, so if you have time you should check out some of these.