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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! 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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  • If you are in the area or nearby it is definitely a must place to go. This monument is sited overlooking the commando training ground. If you are up to it, also visit the memorial plaques. Very sad.. 
  • A peaceful place to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by the few for the rest of us. Readily accessible, just off the main road. 
  • Memorial Kept well Nice location Tourist spot Nice area to stop and walk. Holds services frequently for the lost and fallen in service. Large parking area 
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  • Beautiful setting for a few moments of contemplation. The place is really nicely kept up.
  • Lovely spot to pay respect to those who served. It was a history we were unaware of until we came to Scotland and appreciated the recommendation to visit the monument. Beautiful peaceful place to stop and think.
  • Lovely and peaceful with some amazing views - definitely worth a stop if only for the peace and quiet
  • Great photo opportunity and view of the beautiful valley highlands where the McDonnalds were massacred. Included a touching memorial of soldiers fallen from the past up to the Afghanistan war.
  • One of the most peaceful, stunning places in Scotland.