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About Spean Bridge
Spean bridge is named after General Wade`s High Bridge, which crossed the Spean a mile west of the town until it collapsed into the river in 1913, rather than the more famous Telford bridge that crosses the river now. Spean Bridge is an attractive village,beyond the forests to the south are excellent views up to the imposing northern faces of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor, plus the entire range of the Grey Corries sweeping away to your left. The views are still more spectacular from the lovely Kilmonivaig Church a pretty and peaceful oasis. And a little further north again, is the imposing Commando Memorial which commemorates the elite commando units who trained in the area during the second world war. An earlier claim to military fame came in 1745, when, a handful of noisy highlanders put a very much larger force of government troops to flight.
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The Braes" is situated on the outskirts of the village and is set in its own grounds, amidst stunning scenery with spectacular views towards the mountains of Aonach Mor and the Nevis range. The Braes cottage-style bedrooms consist of five double-bedded rooms and one single-bedded room with en-suite facilities. We also have a twin-bedded room with a private bathroom. Centrally heated throughout, all bedrooms have tea / coffee making facilities. Our comfortable lounge, which enjoys panoramic views, has a colour TV. In the evening you can relax and enjoy some traditional fayre from our varied menu. We don't have a drinks license, but you're welcome to "bring your own".
Property type: B & B Accreditations: Scottish Tourist Board 3 star
Modern Bungalow in the centre of the village.
We have 5 rooms, 1 twin, 1 double, 1 family (double and single beds) and 2 singles. All rooms are standard and have tea/coffee facilities. We have central heating throughout. For the complete comfort of our guests we have a total non-smoking policy.
Dogs are welcome but please check on booking. Evening meals are available if booked in advance. Collection/return to Gairlochy available £3 pp each journey. Phone for collection in advance.
Location and supplementary information[view map] Behind Spean Bridge hotel in centre of village. Take turnoff signed Railway Station.
After 50 meters keep left. Propery is signposted on right.
Property type: Guesthouse Accreditations: Scottish Tourist Board 4 star
Distant Hills is an established family run guest house, set in extensive grounds and located at the edge of the quiet Highland village Spean Bridge. We have been delighted to be finalists in:
AA Friendliest B&B award
Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards for Best B&B or Guest House and
the winner of the inaugural Lochaber Leisure and Hospitality Reward.
We have also received a Breakfast Award from the AA which they give for a very special breakfast with an emphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients. There are only 43 establishments with this award in Scotland. We are also included in the Michelin Guide.
Call after 3pm for courtesy pick-ups (prior notice would be appreciated)
Return in morning at 9:15am
Distance from path: 3.7 miles
OS reference: NN22674 81837