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Commando Monument, Spean Bridge

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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! Plan to visit Commando Monument and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Spean Bridge attractions using our Spean Bridge travel itinerary planner.
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  • You come up the hill and suddenly the memorial is there. A striking bronze statue of three commandos looking out over the landscape they trained in. What is nice is that there is a memorial garden for...  read more »
  • A very striking and poignant memorial to the men of the British Commando Forces who served in WWII, with views over the land they had used for training, as well as over to Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor. Ju...  read more »
  • On a cold, wet and windy day, we visited the monument to the SAS / Commandos who have served our country since the creation of the force. A very moving experience. Many personal tributes from families...  read more »
  • Desolate and sobering. A perfect training ground for the hard men of the Commandos. A memorial to all Allied Special Forces formed after the famed exploits of The Long Range Desert Group in the North African Campaign against Rommel, spearheaded by a bunch of Kiwis with purloined Chevy trucks and Bren machine gun equipped Jeeps.
  • The monument is nice, but the views are really breathtaking. You can really see it all. It is a must visit place, especially if you use this fantastic route to get to the lochness lake. Just sit here for a while and enjoy it.
  • This is a significant point because of the history and stories behind, not for the point or view itself. The stop is a quick one, let's say 10 minutes. I'll recommend you to read on Wikipedia about this place and the events in the war.
  • Impressive location for an impressive monument. Worth a visit.
  • Nice place to stop while traveling. It is cleaned and maintained very well.
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