Spean Bridge is a village in Scotland. This village is in the Highlands and was named for the bridge that runs over the Spean River. This village is on the main route to Inverness and is really where the Cairngorms and the Western Highlands meet.
This town was the spot where many troops trained for World War II. There is a monument that commemorates these activities. There is also a small Commando museum in the village that depicts army life during this period. Each year there is a commemorative service held on Armistice Sunday.
Much of the surrounding are is a beautiful to see and the river created a spectacular gorge before it empties into the sea. There is also a challenging 9 hole golf course that was built in the 1950s for veterans of the war. While playing golf you can enjoy views on the Commando Memorial monument, Ben Nevis and the village.
THE Glencoe hills are an excellent place to go hiking as the dramatic landscape of the Highlands is some of the best. These hills themselves were formed when a volcano collapsed. You can also find a lot of arctic alpine flora. Close by is West Affric an area dedicated to restoring the natural flora and fauna to the Highlands.
A gorgeous piece of countryside is Kintail and Morvich. This large area contains the Five sisters of Kintail and the Falls of Gomach. Morvich farms have a countryside center and you can also visit the site where the Battle of Glen Shiel occurred.
The Caledonian Canal is just a short drive away in Fort Augustus. The canal visitor center contains a history of the canal all the way to its recent refurbishment. There are several locks that you can see in operation as well as a canal side walk. There are several other walks that branch out from the canal.