Spean Bridge is a charming village in the Scottish Highlands within The Great Glen, known as The Crossroads of the Highlands. The village offers an ideal touring base for the region. The village itself is well equipped with accommodation, shops, inns, a Tourist Information Centre and railway station on the line to Fort William. Though the land immediately to the south is heavily forested, it is still possible to gain excellent views up to Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor, plus the entire range of the Grey Corries. The views are still more spectacular from the northern side of the river, where the lovely Kilmonivaig Church and churchyard form a pretty and peaceful oasis. A little further north is the famous Commando Memorial monument placed here in 1952 to commemorate the many members of the elite commando units who trained in the area during World War 2. The Commando Basic Training Centre was at Achnacarry Castle towards Loch Arkaig where you can still find the Clan Cameron Museum. A room at the Spean Bridge Hotel is home to an excellent collection of artefacts and material covering the Commandos and their role in Lochaber.