Ben Nevis  Inverness Shire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ben Nevis like this:

Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Great Britain, SW. Inverness-shire, immediately SE. of Loch Eil, at Fort-William, alt. 4406 ft. It has a circumference of over 24 miles at the base. Precipices of great height are on its N. side, and in some of the fissures the snow remains unmelted even in the warmest summer. An observatory of the Scottish Meteorological Society was erected on its summit in 1883.

Ben Nevis through time

Ben Nevis is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ben Nevis itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ben Nevis, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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