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Commando Monument, Spean Bridge

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Take in the views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mòr at Commando Monument, a historic monument unveiled in 1952 by the Queen Mother. Both a war memorial and a tourist attraction, the site offers panoramic views over the whole of Fort William and Lochaber. Stroll in the Garden of Remembrance, admire the cast bronze sculpture of three Commandos, relax on the white beaches at Morar, take the gondola up Nevis Range or climb Ben Nevis, or browse the museums and galleries. Take a tour of the Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery to discover the secrets of whisky distilling and don’t miss a trip up The Great Glen Way & Glen Nevis to see some locations from Mel Gibson’s Braveheart movie! Put Commando Monument into our Spean Bridge trip itinerary maker site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Spean Bridge.
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  • Beautiful setting for a really poignant memorial. Take some time to walk around, take in the views and spare a thought for the people that defended our country all that time ago and continue to do so....  more »
  • Had an unplanned stop as I saw the monument from the main road so pulled over to see. Very peaceful with a beautiful valley in the background. Couldn't help but notice the brave soldiers names from...  more »
  • Very moving. Garden of remembrance is a reminder (if needed), of the sacrifices made, often by some very young men. The view from the monument is stunning, a fitting place to remember them. Had great banter with some ex Royal Marines who were there. As soon as I told them I was ex Royal Navy, the joke floodgates opened. A must to visit, will be back next year God willing in warmer weather.
  • Such a magnificent memorial to some truly amazing men. The location is simply perfect, and on a typical Scottish day it reminds you how harsh their training was. I had the honour of meeting one of their instructors many years ago and always make the effort to stop and pay respects when passing. Well worth the visit, and of you have the time, take a look at the High Bridge walk nearby.

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