Commando Monument, Spean Bridge

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • August 20, 2017
    This was a simple monument to the men and women that served in the War. Simple and worth seeing if yuor a lover of history.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Even in the pouring rain wearing just a t shirt and shorts this monument demands the greatest respect. It's a powerful sculpture of three men in WW2 commando uniform with a brief history of the establ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Simple and evocative memorial to the commando's and their training with a small Garden of Remembrance nearby. There is also a "marker cairn" showing the directions of the main hill and mountain ranges...  more »
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  • July 25, 2017
    A place to commemorate the elite soldiers of the SAS unit. Situated in a beautiful backdrop. Ideal tribute to soldiers who lived and died for their country.
  • July 20, 2017
    Very cool place, neat history behind it that is more modern then most of the history of the area. Really cool stone nearby pointing out the nearby peaks with names and how tall they are.
  • August 4, 2017
    Well presented with stunning views and history that makes you stop and think. Well worth a visit
  • July 22, 2017
    Stunning scenery and a very poignant reminder of the sacrifice the men of the Commandos have give for their country. Very atmospheric.
  • July 29, 2017
    Scenery was stunning and the commando memorial is a reminder of the men who lost their life's for this country

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