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Against a mountainous backdrop is a statue that pays tribute to the fallen British Commandos of World War II.

The Commando Memorial is one of the country’s most recognizable monuments. It is known for its poignancy as a war tribute and its commanding views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mòr. Admire this large bronze sculpture consisting of three soldiers standing atop a stone platform.

Inspect the intricate details of the monument, such as the cap comforter, rifle and webbing of the soldiers. They depict British Commandos who were specially trained in Spean Bridge to perform raids. The monument reaches a height of 17 feet (5 meters). Note how the soldiers look southward to the mountain of Ben Nevis. Capture photos of the poignant monument with the snowy giant as a picturesque backdrop.

Climb the set of steps leading up to the statue. Read the inscription at its base that says, “United we conquer.” Another plaque commemorates the officers and commandos who died in World War II. Amble along the serene Garden of Remembrance, where families often scatter ashes and set up tributes to commandos.

Hike through the scenic region with your family. Imagine the difficulty of the training regimes in this snowy area in winter.

Make your way to Achnacarry for the Commando Museum, which has more information about this special branch of the military.

The Queen Mother unveiled the Commando Memorial in 1952. Learn how the location was chosen for its position on the way from the railway station to the Commando Training Centre. In present day, anniversary services for events such as Remembrance Day and D-Day are held at the site.

The Commando Memorial is 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Loch Eil that runs through Fort William. It is in the village of Spean Bridge in the Scottish Highlands. The statue is always open to the public for free visits.

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Spean Bridge Hotel Ltd
Spean Bridge Hotel Ltd
2 out of 5
Spean Crescent, Spean Bridge, Scotland
The price is AU$137 per night from 22 Nov. to 22 Nov.
Situated in Spean Bridge, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lochaber Geopark and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Commando Memorial. Nevis Range Mountain Experience and Loch ...
3.5/5 Good! (84 reviews)
"The property looks a little poor from outside. However, the 3 rooms we had booked were very clean and all of a good size. They had just what we needed for a one night stopover. Due to a lack of staff, the bar was only available if you were eating in the restaurant. The food was good."

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Spean Bridge Hotel Ltd
Alba Ben View
Alba Ben View
3.5 out of 5
Alba Ben View High View, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Situated in Spean Bridge, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Commando Memorial. Loch Lochy is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
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Moonfrog Lets - Riverside Bothy
Moonfrog Lets - Riverside Bothy
2 out of 5
Fort William Road, Spean Bridge, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Situated in a rural location, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lochaber Geopark and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Commando Memorial. Grey Corries and Nevis Range Mountain ...
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Spean Bridge Hotel Ltd
Spean Bridge Hotel Ltd
2 out of 5
Spean Crescent, Spean Bridge, Scotland
The price is AU$137 per night from 22 Nov. to 22 Nov.
Spean Bridge Hotel Ltd
Alba Ben View
Alba Ben View
3.5 out of 5
Alba Ben View High View, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Alba Ben View
Moonfrog Lets - Riverside Bothy
Moonfrog Lets - Riverside Bothy
2 out of 5
Fort William Road, Spean Bridge, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Moonfrog Lets - Riverside Bothy
The Loft
The Loft
3.5 out of 5
The Loft, Spean Bridge, Scotland
The Loft
6 Aonachan Gardens
6 Aonachan Gardens
3.5 out of 5
6 Aonachan Gardens, Spean Bridge, Scotland
6 Aonachan Gardens
Tirindrish House
Tirindrish House
3.5 out of 5
Tirindrish, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Tirindrish House
Coire Glas Guest House
Coire Glas Guest House
3 out of 5
Roy Bridge Road, Spean Bridge, Scotland
The price is AU$186 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
Coire Glas Guest House
Achnabobane Farmhouse
Achnabobane Farmhouse
2.5 out of 5
Achnabobane, Scottish Highlands, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Achnabobane Farmhouse
Rowan Bank
Rowan Bank
3.5 out of 5
Rowanbank Altour Road, Spean Bridge, Scotland
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