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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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  • Well frequented with fresh tributes. An impressive memorial. Well located with good views, agood place for reflection. 
  • An unexpected high point of our holiday. Read the tributes in the circle beside the monument and enjoy the spectacular view of Ben Nevis et al. The country walk up from Spean bridge is excellent also. 
  • Here members of the fallen arrive daily to commemorate your loved ones. Here was and is partly still a training centre of the various brigades for their operations abroad. A quiet place of remembrance.
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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.