Ben Nevis nē´vĭs, nĕv´ĭs [key], peak, 4,411 ft (1,345 m) high, Highland, W Scotland, overlooking Glen Nevis; highest peak of Great Britain. Ben Nevis is the remnant of a geologically ancient volcano. Ruins of an observatory are on the summit, from which there is an impressive view, especially on the northeastern side with its precipice of more than 1,450 ft (442 m).
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