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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  • This monument stands over 5m high to commemorate the elite World War II fighting force established on the instructions of Winston Churchill. The Commandos were formed to strike back against the German...  more »
  • What a beautiful, peaceful, meditative place for a memorial. The Scottish Highlands are beautiful. The monument faces Ben Nevis, but it was covered by clouds the day we stopped in August. It's a short...  more »
  • Stopped here on our was from the Nevis Centre to Fort Augustus. A nice memorial and garden that are very well maintained.  more »
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