The Great Siege Tunnels, Gibraltar

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A pivotal factor in the British victory against the French and Spanish attempt to overtake Gibraltar, The Great Siege Tunnels house a small exhibit dedicated to this event. The tunnels were dug by hand--with a sledgehammer, a crowbar, and some gunpowder--out of the limestone rock between 1779 and 1783. The holes for the cannon guns were originally opened with another purpose (as air-vents), but their potential was immediately recognized and tunnels soon became gun emplacements. See some of the original Victorian arms as well as dioramas depicting miners at work and soldiers under the siege. Put The Great Siege Tunnels on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Gibraltar online trip itinerary maker .
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  • The tunnels were full of lots of information boards depicting the facts of the great siege. A very worthwhile visit.  more »
  • The tunnels are well worth a visit, the tunnels are very interesting, the gun placements make you appreciate how hard the soldiers worked to construct them. Some great views  more »
  • Due to being on a tight schedule we had to fly round the tunnels pretty quickly and were not able to fully read the information in each room/exhibit. Quite a trek to get up to the entrance and certain...  more »
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  • If you like history, this is a place to visit. I recommend that you read all the signs with information about this tunnel. The best part for me was ST George’s Hall. Very slippery floors and the tunnel is very steep and long, remember that wherever you go you also have to go back. Entrance fee when we visited was 13£ for an adult.
  • Interesting place, to visit and learn about the construction and development of the siege tunnels. There is readable and audible information during the visit. Also, there is a great view to the airport, recommended to watch the planes landing or taking off. Overall, a nice experience. There are no public toilets in the facilities.
  • You must purchase the full ticket not just was the walker ticket to get into the tunnels. To make it worth it you need to visit all the tunnels and the St Michaels cave. Otherwise it is a little expensive for the adult price to just visit these tunnels. Give yourself an hour to make it to the end and have enough time to read most of the signs. Inside the tunnel is amazing. A lot of hard work went into excavating and manning the positions. There is a good story telling of the history from the 1700s until World War 2.
  • Very interesting. Full of history. A nice walk within the tunnels. You can even have a chance to see some plane takes off.
  • Well worth a visit the tunnels are quite an amazing feat of engineering
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