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The Great Siege Tunnels, Gibraltar

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  • An interesting insight into the past history of Gibraltar, with various notices telling you a bit of history as you work your way through. A reasonable hike if you go right to the far end of the tunne...  more »
  • Well worth a visit, make a change from the beach and the duty free shopping and even the Apes. Go and see what Gibraltar had to endure and how she fought to help herself and Britain as a whole. Remind...  more »
  • A must for any history buff out there! "Strong as the Rock of Gibralter" has a whole new meaning! Learn about the sieges, and see the rock from the inside out!  more »
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  • Amazing views. Very slope so be careful. Have fun with the Macau Barbarey Apes at the entrance
  • Visited in March 2016. It was nice to see how the tunnels were built, this place is part of the militaristic history of Gibraltar. I would definitely recommend this place.
  • This is a 'must see' and really quite unique. You get spectacular views across the airport and to Spain from the gun ports. From these c 34 miles of tunnels bored through the Rock itself one can appreciate why GiB was such an unassailable fortress. The tunnels themselves are surprisingly large in cross sectional area, (with the head height of a small house room) - which should mitigate feelings of claustrophobia which some might suffer. I would visit again and make sure I allowed time to see it all properly.
  • The history of the World Wars is understandably dominated by the horrific tales of the attrocities committed, but the Great Siege Tunnels of Gibraltar reminds us of the incredible strength and resilience of those who stood their grounds and repelled invading forces through the application of great ingenuity, industry, and an amazing quality of devotion among brothers in arms to overcome what most would define as insurmountable. The stories of the construction of the tunnels along with the tales of the soliders who defended the Rock of Gibraltar resonate with the legends of Sparta, where a few great men were able to defend liberty against a overwhelming force of a massive fleet. The views of Gibraltar from The Rock ar stunning, the landscape and seascapes inspires awe and peace in the mind. There are many reasons to love The Rock of Gibraltar and the history of the Great Siege Tunnels.
  • Well worth a visit, in fact probably a must cist to get a sense of Gibraltarian history and politics, amazing engineering and the lengths and depths people will go to in war. Great views and if you are not a 'war buff' less boring than it sounds.