What to do and see in Spean Bridge, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

December 17, 2017 Velvet Champine

Spean Bridge in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Monuments & Statues. Discover best things to do in Spean Bridge with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Spean Bridge

1. Commando Monument

Spean Bridge PH34 4EG, Scotland
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4.5 based on 769 reviews

Commando Monument

Reviewed By schmusimausi73 - small town

A memorial to the war heroes who trained before deployment- with a remembrance garden, up a mild hill, lovely view from the top.

2. Nevis Range Mountain Experience

Torlundy, Torlundy, Fort William PH33 6SQ, Scotland +44 1397 705825
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Nevis Range Mountain Experience

NEVIS RANGE Mountain Experience is in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland, 7 miles north of Fort William. The mountain gondola will transport you to 650m on Aonach Mor where you'll find the Snowgoose restaurant & bar with awesome views, mountain trails, kids play area, and the Mountain discovery Centre (summer only). In the winter, we're open for sledging, skiing and boarding. There's biking for all in Leanachan forest, plus bike wash, bike hire and a skills park. The NEVIS downhill track (with gondola uplift) hosts the Mountian Bike World Cup each year and there's the new red Route opening in summer 2009. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Reviewed By Cora B - Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands

Went to the visitor centre. Gondola starts from here and takes you up the mountain. Pien Marten café is graat to have a coffee or even a meal. Always a favourite for mountain bikers. Various walks start from here taking you up or along the glen. Climbing centre for children in the woods as well.

3. Crombie Clay Shooting

Brackletter | Spean Bridge, North Ballachulish PH34 4EX, Scotland +44 7775 259528
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5 based on 69 reviews

Crombie Clay Shooting

Welcome to Crombie Clay Shooting. Our Target Centres are set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the Highlands. Brackletter, near Fort William, Ardtornish Estate and Ardnamurchan Estate each boast there own unique scenery and setting. We offer, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifles, Archery, Crossbows, Tomahawk throwing and SlingShots all available for complete beginners to enthusiasts, from age 8 years and upwards, for individuals, groups, families and corporate events. All our instructors have a minimum of 10 years experience in the outdoor industry and a minimum of 10 years in shooting. We have BASC Coaches and SCTA Coaches and we will deliver the best training needed for your target activity experience, whether it is in instruction, training or just a taster. For Clay Pigeon Shooting we use Beretta 4.10, 20 and 12 gauge under and over shotguns to shoot at Laporte clays which are released from our new Promatic traps. For all our activities we supply the equipment needed for you to have a safe and enjoyable experience with us. All you will need to bring, is your cameras, to capture some memorable moments and for the breathtaking views….

Reviewed By Nancy W - Melbourne, Australia

As complete novices, we ventured into Scotland as travellers headed for the highlands. So coming across Crombies was a real treat. It was fun, safe and all happened in the most gorgeous setting. Clear, simple instructions from Charles got us hitting those tiny discs in...MoreAbsolute pleasure, thank you so much for your lovely review..... come back any time your in the area!!!C

4. Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland +44 1397 705922
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ben Nevis

Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.

Reviewed By Prashant S - Mumbai

I have had the pleasure or luxury of climbing/walking up this mountain multiple times - most of them successful and a while not. Yet, it remains one of the best Mountains that I love climbing.
Why again? Well, there are many routes out there to climb and I have not tried them on :)
The first time I climbed was in 2013 June like any amateur tourist trying to claim the highest peak for myself - a moment to gloat and beat chest about the conquest.
From there, as I climbed more I have mellowed into a wee but humbler just walker seeking out experience and merriment than any glory :)
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This mountain sits on the same Latitude as the Viking lands with the north open to the frigid Arctic ocean. The summit is often covered with fog/mist and temperatures plummet with unforgiving winds/gusts. Point being, the weather is an essential element that most folks don't appreciate climbing up this 1345m-ish peak. Snow around the summit exists even into June.
The easiest climb up the mountain is via the Pony trail which one can start either from the Ben Nevis Inn or across the river near the SYCHA hostel. This is the route that most amateurs and hill walkers prefer to take to the summit.
The North face (Torlundy) brings us up to the Amphitheatre Carn Mor Dearg - Ben Nevis with the north face of the mountain being a climber paradise. The routes normally picked up by scramblers include CMD Arete, Ledge route, Tower Ridge etc. as also some magical climbing and snow climbing routes. These details can be looked up in UKC site ;)
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Walking up the mountain via the normal Pony trail during winter usually needs crampons, winter boots and winter walking experience. A guide should be enlisted if you are searching here for information regarding winter walking up the mountain. For the summer months, this mountain offers some sunny clear days irrespective of which, one does find a lot of walkers and runners esp. during the 3 peak challenge period.
Around 700m up the mountain, one reaches a saddle with a small beautiful loch. It is around 700m more of walking left up the main mountain starting with the Red burn, the multiple zig-zags. It is important to read compass and maps as visibility could be low and many people get stuck/fall off near to the 5 finger gully. On the summit, there is a massive plateau with ruins of a shelter. Avoid the North face edges as it could be corniced.
Always ensure, you give your contact number, emergency contact numbers of friends/relatives and when do you expect to come back details at nearby hotel/lodges before going up the mountain. ensure you read the daily forecast and avalanche warning advisories before going up the mountain.
Last but not the least, enjoy your climb!

5. Glen Roy National Nature Reserve

Roybridge PH31 4AH, Scotland 01397 704716
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Glen Roy National Nature Reserve

Antiguo valle glacial, en Escocia, famoso por sus "paralel roads", marcas del hielo en la roca de distintas épocas glaciares

Reviewed By Mark P - Stratford-on-Avon

We were staying at Roy Bridge and passed the sign to this ice-age scene every day. I had a spare morning and drove up to the viewpoint which is about 3 miles from the main road.
Worth a side trip, nice viewpoint, great place to stay in a campervan overnight, silent and secluded. Other people parked there to walk around the valley, I just took a few photos and came back. Good information board telling the story of Charles Darwin when he visited (expecting to find sea shells on the ridge lines). Three very distinct lines along the valley sides.

6. Abacus Mountain Guides - Day Tours

6 Hillview Drive, Corpach, Fort William PH33 7LS, Scotland
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5 based on 78 reviews

Abacus Mountain Guides - Day Tours

Abacus Mountain Guides provide world class mountain adventures on the west coast of Scotland. With the highest qualifications in Mountaineering, Canyoning and Mountain Biking we deliver expert coaching and guiding in the Mountains. Instruction and guiding in Mountaineering, Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Scottish Winter Climbing and Mountain Biking. Be inspired by your Private Mountain Guide in the best hills in Scotland, Ben Nevis, Glen Coe and Skye. We specialise in providing exactly what you want. Creating the perfect trip for you based on the prevailing weather and conditions, your previous experience and aspirations, is our challenge and what gives us the most satisfaction.

Reviewed By Robert W

Booked two days with an instructor (Casper) to improve my winter/mixed climbing skills and confidence. First day did Raeburn's Original Route (Gr IV, 4) in Stob Coire an Lochain. Next day we did a Gr IV, 5 on the Douglas Boulder. Learned loads. Casper's avalanche awareness knowledge was particularly useful. You definitely learn so much in a one-on-one setting. Was also great fun - would have no hesitation in booking again. Can't recommend this outfit highly enough - consummate professionals. Friendly but don't mess about. Roll on next winter!

7. Neptune's Staircase

B8004 at A830 | Caledonian Canal, Banavie, Fort William, Scotland
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4.5 based on 908 reviews

Neptune's Staircase

Reviewed By myislandhideaway - Fort William, United Kingdom

Amazing to see.... a good walk on a crisp day. It's a mile between each lock and especially beautiful if the sun is rising or setting. You can stop off at the Lochy for a drink on your way back up from Corpach and have a seat outside. Fascinating to watch the boats going through too

8. Active Highs

The Great Glen Water Park | Fort William, South Laggan PH34 4EA, Scotland
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5 based on 158 reviews

Active Highs

Active Highs are an outdoor activity and adventure sports company near Fort William "The Outdoor Capital of the UK" and Fort Augustus near Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. We have a great range of activities available and cater for families, groups, couples, individuals & groups. We offer some of the best activities that you will find in the U.K. including white water rafting, scenic river rafting trips, canyoning, gorge walking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing. Our centre is based on Loch Oich which is part of the Caledonian Canal and Great Glen Canoe Trail, ideally placed for taking part in water sports. Our white water rafting takes place weekly on a dam release river giving us guaranteed river levels, fantastic rapids and exhilarating white water rafting. There is ample parking on site as well as a restaurant and bar.

Reviewed By Sam K

Firstly I was not expecting to get wet! However the friends I was with made sure that was not the case. We are 8 lads on a stag up to the far north. We completed the white water rafting with the precision of an Olympic...MoreThanks very much for the review Sam We had a lot of fun with your guys, hope your all rested and recovered now Cheers Jess

9. Clan Cameron Museum

Achnacarry, Spean Bridge PH34 4EJ, Scotland +44 7900 217975
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Clan Cameron Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of the Clan Cameron. With displays on the Jacobite rising of 1745, and military history of the Cameron Highlanders and Commando training during WW2.

Reviewed By pastelman10Yorkshire - Thirsk, United Kingdom

There is a range of interesting artefacts in this museum, we visited thinking we would be round very quickly, however, the items and Reading proved to be very interesting. There is a vast range of information for people of the clan Cameron which we are...MoreThank you for the good review - glad you enjoyed your visit ?

10. Steall Waterfall

Upper Glen Nevis Car Park, Fort William, Scotland
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Steall Waterfall

Reviewed By Peter A - Ripley, United Kingdom

We have been visiting this part of Scotland on a regular basis for over 20 years and the waterfall has changed considerably over this time. Every year there seems to be less and less water coming down it. Is it a "sign of the times"!

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