Eating out in the village. Within a couple of minutes walk – Russell’s Restaurant (2 AA Rosettes), Old Station Restaurant & Bar and 2 hotels serving bar food. Old Pines Restaurant is 20 mins walk (1 mile). Many other local pubs and restaurants are just a short drive away.
Spean Bridge Woollen Mill with weaving demonstrations, tea room and whisky shop. www.ewm.co.uk
Highland Soap Company gift shop. Quality handmade soaps, bath and bodycare products. www.highlandsoaps.com
Well stocked village store, post office and 24 hour automatic cash dispenser.
Railway station (on the scenic West Highland Line). Trains to Fort William (13 mins) and Glasgow (3 hrs 30 mins). Caledonian Sleeper service to and from London Euston stops at Spean Bridge. Summer connections with the Jacobite Steam train.
Bus links for Inverness, Fort William, Isle of Skye and Oban.
Scenic 9 hole golf course (Par 68, 4542 yards).
Lochaber Shinty Club. Watch this ancient, very physical Highland hockey game.
Fishing, kayaking and white water canoeing on the River Spean.
Superb mountain, forest and riverside walks and bike trails.
The Great Glen Way
Scenic and mostly low level long distance walk (73 miles). It runs from Fort William to Inverness. Join the walk at Gairlochy 3 miles from Spean Bridge. Visit www.greatglenway.com We offer transport to and from the walk.
East Highland Way
New long distance walk of 78 miles traversing the West Highlands from Fort William to Aviemore. Your first overnight stay is in Spean Bridge. Again, it’s a low level walk passing through outstanding scenery. Visit www.easthighlandway.com
Local historical attractions
The village takes its name from the fine stone bridge over the River Spean. Designed and built in 1819 by Thomas Telford, the great Scottish engineer.
High Bridge. Built by General Wade in 1736 across the Spean gorge, now an impressive ruin. It was here that the first shots were fired in the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. Lovely circular 3 mile walk from the village through woodland and by the riverside.
The famous Commando Memorial and mountain viewpoint. This commemorates the elite soldiers who trained in this rugged area during the Second World War. 1 mile from the village.
Achnacarry Castle. The ancestral home of the chiefs of Clan Cameron and the wartime location of the Commandos Basic Training Centre. Visit the Clan Cameron Museum in the castle grounds. 6 miles from the village. www.clan-cameron.org
The Caledonian Canal. Telford’s massive engineering project dating from the early 19th century. It provided a vital transport link between the west and east coasts. 3 miles to Gairlochy locks from the village.