Aonach Mor Hotel

So much to see & do on our doorstep…

The village of Spean Bridge is nestled in the Great Glen and has spectacular views to the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor Mountains.
The village itself has a general store, Post Office, Woolen Mill, train station and a selection of hotels and restaurants.
The Spean Bridge area is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast as we are located in the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Climbing, walking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, golf and mountain biking are all easily accessible from Spean Bridge and Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest mountain) is only 15 mins drive away.

Nevis Range
The Nevis Range Ski & Mountain Resort is only 5 miles from Spean Bridge and offers year round access to the Aonach Mor mountain by cable car. During the winter months skiing and snowboarding are on offer while in the Summer mountain biking and walking can be enjoyed.

Glen Nevis

Lying at the foot of Ben Nevis, Glen Nevis is the starting point for the footpath to climb ‘the Ben’. If that sounds to like too much hard work why not just relax with a picnic beside the river and enjoy the vews!

The Commando Memorial
The famous Commando Memorial is located just one mile north of Spean Bridge and provides spectacular views to Aonach Mor and Ben Nevis. The memorial remembers the commandos based in nearby Achnacarry which used this area for training.

The Caledonian Canal
Built in the early 19th century the Caledonian Canal was designed and engineered by Thomas Telford to provide a link between the west and east coasts of Scotland. The canal can accessed at Gairlochy (3 miles away) and is ideal for a gentle stroll or cycle amidst stunning scenery. The famous Neptunes Staircase can be seen at Banavie near Fort William where boats have to navigate the 7 lock gates from sea level to and from the upper Caledonian Canal.

Fort William
Originally one of the Jacobite Forts built to subdue the Highlanders, Fort William lies on the shore of Loch Linnhe in the shadow of Ben Nevis. The town has a good range of shops, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities. Take a boat trip from the town and enjoy the views and the wildlife or visit the remains of Old Inverlochy Castle originally built in 1280.

The Great Glen Way
Scenic and mostly low level long distance walk (73 miles). It runs from Fort William to Inverness with Gairlochy the nearest point, at 3.75 miles, from Spean Bridge.

For those wanting to venture further afield Spean Bridge provides an ideal base to explore, all these destinations are all within a few hours drive:-

  • Aviemore
  • Ardnamurchan Peninsula
  • Glencoe
  • Fort Augustus/Loch Ness and Inverness
  • The Isle of Skye
  • Glenfinnan and Mallaig

Scottish Highland Tours
Why not take a day tour to any of the above destinations with Scottish Highland Tours. Based in Fort William Scottish Highland Tours offer personalised guided tours of Scotland including The Isle of Skye, Mull & Iona, Oban, Glencoe and Loch Ness. The knowledgeable driver/guide will tell you all about Scottish history and let you visit all the local attractions. Find out more…

Useful Links

  • Vertical Descents
    Specialists in combined rock and water activities and adventure activity packages.
  • Ben Nevis Distillery
    Take a tour round this famous distillery, you can also buy online.
  • Fishing
    Information on river, Loch & sea fishing, permits and rod hire.
  • Great Glen Way
    This site gives you all the information you need for walking and cycling this popular route and ranger service.
  • Active Highs 
    Outdoor activities and adventure sports in the Great Glen near Fort William.
  • Nevis Range
    Take a Gondola ride to 2150ft visit the Snowgoose restaurant and enjoy the panoramic views of the Highlands & Islands from the balcony. Winter skiing/snowboarding with full hire facilities available. Summer attractions include the downhill mountain bike track (host of June 2004 Mountain Biking World Cup).
  • Scotrail
    Use this link to access the West Highland Line timetables.
  • Jacobite Steam Train
    Described as one of the best train journeys in the world, including the world famous 21 arch viaduct used in the Harry Potter movies. Timetables and bookings can be made from this site.
  • Ben Nevis
    Information and guidance for Britian’s highest mountain
  • Visit Scotland
    Provide all the information you need for your holiday.
  • Glen Spean and the Great Glen
    Holiday information about Glen Spean and the Scottish Highlands.
  • Na Fir Dileas
    Na Fir Dileas is a Jacobite cultural, historical and heritage awareness group