Tourist Information in Fort William
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Spean Bridge Town Information

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spean bridge
Spean Bridge - Photo: Charles C
This village lies on the main road between Perth and Inverness and is so called because of a bridge built over the River Spean by the English soldier General Wade in 1736. Nine years later it became the site of the first incident involving Jacobite rebels in the 1745 Uprising. The bridge was eventually replaced by a stronger structure, designed in the early 19th century by the engineer Thomas Telford.

A few miles away at Glenroy is the unique geological spectacle of the so-called parallel roads. These are shore lines that have graced Glen Roy since the end of the last Ice Age.