Ben Nevis – 01397 705 922

Phone the Ben Nevis visitor centre on their general enquiries contact number 01397 705 922 for information about the climb, for recommendations on where to stay in Fort William, or for information about any guided tours.


Ben Nevis Visitor Centre – 01397 705 922

You can contact the Ben Nevis visitor centre on the following telephone number 01397 705 922 for help planning your climb. For instance, in addition to giving essential tips for your climb, an advisor can detail how long it takes to ascend Ben Nevis, depending on your experience and fitness level. Callers should note that the difficulty of the hike is often under-estimated, and should be prepared and take the walk at a steady pace. Alternatively, callers can use this number to ask if they need a map, compass, or if they are in any way unsure of what to bring to their climb. By contrast, if you aren’t confident in completing the Ben Nevis climb by yourself, you may wish to phone the visitor centre to book a place to attend a local guided walking tour of the mountain. Moreover, a representative from the Ben Nevis visitor centre can list a range of places to stay in the wider Fort William area. Similarly, you may wish to request information about other things to do should you wish to explore more of Fort William’s culture following your climb.


Phoning the Centre

The the Ben Nevis visitor centre uses a local rate contact number, charging callers the same standard fixed per-minute rate as any phone line prefixed with a ’01’ or ’02’ area code. However, you may be able to contact the stonemasons for free if your mobile tariff has inclusive minutes or if your landline package is bundled with free local calls.


Getting to Ben Nevis

The town of Fort William is located at the foot of Ben Nevis and so should be your destination point when planning your journey. By car, the journey is approximately is 2-3 hours from Glasgow city centre and 3-4 hours from Edinburgh depending on traffic. However, if you are taking public transport, then you can catch a train to Fort William from Glasgow station or take the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston.