The Scottish capital is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. It is a place of great art, history and real cultural identity. The city is built both around and within magnificent hills and mini mountains. Dominating the city’s skyline, atop a hill at the heart of the metropolis, is the iconic Edinburgh Castle, standing valiant above the great city. Edinburgh is a city to get lost in – it offers so much to the city explorer, from great music to superb dining. The city is also a fantastic shopping destination, catering for all tastes, styles and budgets, from luxury brands to beautiful boutiques and high street stores.
Standing valiant above the Scottish Highlands is this, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom. Located in the Western region of the Grampian Mountains of Scotland, Ben Nevis stands at over 1,300 meters above sea level. The natural monument attracts more than 100,000 climbers each year, thanks to its prominence over the stunning Scottish Highlands and its significance as the tallest mountain in the British Isles. The mountain is popular amongst both amateur and experienced climbers, thanks to its multiple route options. The north face of the mountain is laden with ridges, pinnacles and buttresses, offering some great ascent options for those looking to scale the beast. Although not as high as Alpine mountains, Ben Nevis has a climate not dissimilar to Arctic conditions. Due to its prominence and location, the weather on the mountain can be harshly unpredictable, so those considering climbing it should take the necessary safety precautions.
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