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Commando Monument

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Address: Spean Bridge, Scotland

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Well worth the drive.

Friends have told me about the Commando Memorial but this was my first visit. Its a perfect location and the monument on its own is very moving with the three figures gazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Friends have told me about the Commando Memorial but this was my first visit. Its a perfect location and the monument on its own is very moving with the three figures gazing silently over the hills used for Commando training in WW2. All the more moving I thought was the small garden of remembrance where families and friends have left... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I've seen the monument many times, but it always impresses. The figures of the commandos set against the spectacular scenery bring home just how much they went through in their training among the mountains in WW2. I hadn't realised that this is also the national memorial to the Commandos. A little way from the monument is an area with personal... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I figured out there are quite lots of memorial traces for veterans and innocent victims from the war... I felt like I returned to the past whenever I face these kind of pious places. When I visited the round circle place where everyone brought flowers, some beers, cigarettes boxes etc, I could feel the care and love from their families... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Take the time to visit the monument to pay your respect to soldiers past and present!! If you're fortunate and have good weather you have stunning views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you are in the Fort William area a visit to the Commando monument at Spean Bridge is well worth the effort. Of all the war memorials in Scotland and the UK this one seems especially significant due to the remoteness of the site and the breathtaking scenery surrounding the location. This is a very moving tribute to those fallen... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I've seen many war monuments but this one was more moving than most. Partly, I think, this is because of the style of the sculpture which gives each of the three commandos a believable human character and allows you better to imagine yourself in their shoes. Partly it may be the nearby circle of individual tributes to departed commandos, adorned... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

sombre memorial respectful kept good car parking well maintained Amust have visit if you are in the area. very peaceful and young people seemed to find it fascinating with its history so local

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We didn't realize how much military history there was along the Great Glen Way (hiking trip). This monument was the first stopping point we came across but then we began making detours and "watching" for other markers detailing the historical significance of troops training in this part of Scotland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Never really thought about the commandos who helped protect our countries in the second world war. They certainly deserve a memorial of their own, and this is an excellent location for it. The memorial is a statue of three commandos facing an absolutely magnificent view. There is also an area where families and friends of commandos can leave personal mementos.... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The setting of the monument is quite stunning with the snow capped summit of Ben Nevis in the background. My husband was very moved by the memorial for the fallen commandos.

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Address: Spean Bridge, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Spean Bridge

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