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TITLE
Ben Nevis from Banavie by E Longstaffe
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2966
PLACENAME
Banavie
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34851
KEYWORDS
postcard
painting
Fort William
Banavie
Caledonian Canal
Thomas Telford
Corpach
Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis from Banavie by E Longstaffe

This postcards contains a sketch of a view from Banavie looking across to Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain. A man can be seen, sitting in the foreground, gazing across the landscape.

Ben Nevis stands at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level and is a popular destination year round. The ever-popular 'tourist route' attracts the majority of visitors but there are a multitude of more trying routes relished by seasoned climbers and mountaineers.

Banavie is located on the Caledonian Canal, which extends from Corpach, in the Great Glen near Fort William, 62 miles north-east to Inverness. Designed by the prolific Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, the canal was built between 1803 and 1822 at a cost of £840,000. Initially intended as trade route, today it is mainly travelled by pleasure crafts.

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Ben Nevis from Banavie by E Longstaffe

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

postcard; painting; Fort William; Banavie; Caledonian Canal; Thomas Telford; Corpach; Ben Nevis

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This postcards contains a sketch of a view from Banavie looking across to Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain. A man can be seen, sitting in the foreground, gazing across the landscape.<br /> <br /> Ben Nevis stands at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level and is a popular destination year round. The ever-popular 'tourist route' attracts the majority of visitors but there are a multitude of more trying routes relished by seasoned climbers and mountaineers. <br /> <br /> Banavie is located on the Caledonian Canal, which extends from Corpach, in the Great Glen near Fort William, 62 miles north-east to Inverness. Designed by the prolific Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, the canal was built between 1803 and 1822 at a cost of £840,000. Initially intended as trade route, today it is mainly travelled by pleasure crafts.