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The Commando Monument at Spean Bridge

It is here in the area around Spean Bridge where thousands of allied troops came to train for warfare during World War II. This is a special place!

The Commando Monument just north of Spean Bridge is a large three-figure bronze  statue commemorating the service and sacrifice given by thousands of Allied troops during the Second World War.
 It is a place where history was made and today the Monument is a place of reverence and respect, located in a stunning location overlooking Ben Nevis and the Mamore mountains.
In the village of Achnacarry some six miles from the monument is a Commando Museum which has a lot more information and artefacts on the Commandos and is well worth visiting.
Each year on Armistice Sunday a memorial service is held around the monument attended by veterans and their families, together with respectful locals and visitors.
The winter and summer months regularly provide fantastic views with strong lighting in both stormy, cold days, and settled, calm days. Early summer mornings and evenings are the best time for photographers.

There is a good car-park near the Monument and nearby a few B & Bs, self-catering and a cosy restaurant with rooms - Old Pines. Spean Bridge village is 5 minutes down the road.

There's a really nice drive you can take from the Commando Monument by continuing on the single track road to Gairlochy, where you can then go left to Banavie and  join the A830 to Lochy Bridge, then take a left on the A82 north to Spean Bridge. Alternatively, take the right fork at Gairlochy and the road will take you along the side of Loch Lochy to Bunarkaig and the entrance to Achnacarry where you can visit Clan Cameron Museum, Ka-iag Falls and Loch Arkaig.