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Braes Guest House, Spean Bridge PH34 4EU, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The Heathers, Inverloy Halt, Spean Bridge PH34 4DY, Scotland. The Heathers, Traditional Highland hospitality amongst the breathtaking scenery of The Great Glen. From its natural hillside setting overlooking Loch Lochy, some 5 miles north of Spean Bridge (A82 Road), The Heathers provides that welcome touch of luxury and attention to detail rightly expected of a Scottish Tourist Board 4 star graded guesthouse. Operated exclusively for non-smokers, its tastefully decorated public rooms, featuring hand-crafted oak furniture, are suitable complemented by four generously sized en-suite bedrooms. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Mahaar Bed and Breakfast, Spean Bridge PH34 4EP, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Spean Bridge is a wee village in Lochaber to the east of the Great Glen, Spean Bridge lies on the River Spean three miles east of the foot of Loch Lochy. A bridge over the river designed by Thomas Telford was erected in 1819 and a road up Glen Spean was subsequently built. A monument erected in 1952 a mile west of Spean Bridge commemorates the commandos who trained in the area during the Second World War.

 

Lochaber: A Historical Guide Lochaber is a sparsely-populated area, remote but romantic, centred on Fort William. It contains no mediaeval burgh, no major monastic site, and for its size, not even many castles. However, it does include the highest mountain in Great Britain (Ben Nevis, 4406 ft, the deepest lake in Western Europe (Loch Morar) and the most westerly point of the British mainland (Ardnamurchan Point). Daniel Defoe described it as a 'mountainous barren and frightful country ... full of hideous desert mountains and unpassable'. Much of the land surface is mountain or bog, and its coastline is indented by long sea lochs, while the interior contains some very large fresh water lochs, the longest of which are Loch Shiel, at 17 miles, and Loch Arkaig at 12 miles. The name Lochaber first appears in Adamnan's Life of St Columba (written c.690). It probably refers either to the top of Loch Linnhe, or to a possible loch, later a bog, east of Banavie. Much of the scattered population of Lochaber has always lived close to its long and sheltered coastline, and until the last 200 years most communication was by water. One local minister in the 1790s claimed, probably correctly, that Tahiti and other Pacific islands were better surveyed than parts of the west coast of Scotland. Only a few intrepid travellers came here before the nineteenth century, when roads, steam-boats and then the railway rapidly opened up the area to tourism. Attempts to introduce new industries during the twentieth century had mixed success, but the population, having declined for almost two centuries, has now stabilised. Perhaps a better understanding and de-mythologising of the past may help to develop a sustainable economy for the future. This is the first detailed historical and archaeological guide to this beautiful and little-known part of Scotland.

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