Welcome to Ben Nevis

Welcome to Ben Nevis, the largest mountain in the British Isles. Every year, over 150,000 people from all over the world, make their attempt to climb to the top and summit this majestic mountain. With the summit being 1,345m above sea level, it’s a climb that will test your abilities, strength and endurance. 

We cover the different locations where you can park your car near Ben Nevis.

Ranging from easy to difficult there are a few options for those looking to push their abilities. 

Looking for somewhere to stay during your visit near Ben Nevis? Here are some accommodation offerings.

Explore The Surrounding Area

While Ben Nevis is the beating heart that attracts visitors from all over the world, the local area of Glen Nevis provides lots of other activities and things to do

Did You Know?

Ben Nevis or Beinn Nibheis in Scottish Gaelic

Around 350 million years ago, a period of intense volcanic activity began, which resulted in the formation of the Scottish Highlands. The magma that erupted from the Earth’s crust cooled and solidified to form igneous rocks like granite, which make up the core of Ben Nevis.

Over millions of years, the surrounding softer sedimentary rock eroded away, leaving the harder granite exposed and forming the distinctive shape of the mountain.


Most Asked Questions

How long will it take me to climb Ben Nevis?

This is dependent on your fitness levels. As a rough guide, we state the average person climbing via the mountain track, can do the climb in roughly 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours, during the summer months. It will vary though depending on weather conditions, how many rest breaks you take etc. 

Are there toilets on Ben Nevis?

There are no toilet facilities on Ben Nevis. The Ben Nevis Visitor Centre offers toilet facilities but these are only open when the visitor centre is open itself. Opening hours vary throughout the year.  

Hear From Our Visitors

Creating lifelong memories, pushing boundaries and witnessing some of the most breathtaking views in Scotland are just a few of the many reasons people flock to Ben Nevis each year.