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The Great Siege Tunnels

Midway up at the northern end of the rock, Gibraltar
+350 200 74950
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Interesting (at first)and Different

My Wife and I visited the Great Siege tunnels as part of an organized tour. My wife said it was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Don H
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Strasburg, Virginia
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Interesting history

I had absolutely no idea about the tunnelling in the rock that they did during the war with Spain... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joshua W
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Midway up at the northern end of the rock, Gibraltar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My Wife and I visited the Great Siege tunnels as part of an organized tour. My wife said it was interesting at first but lost interested about halfway down. I think this attraction is more suited for a history or WW II buff. I found...More

Thank Don H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had absolutely no idea about the tunnelling in the rock that they did during the war with Spain and then the additional tunnelling during WWII. You can see why they fortified the rock, some pretty spectacular views out the holes made for the canons.

Thank Joshua W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There's an abundance of facts and figures in this attraction that really make you think about what it must have been like to be a solider fighting in these tunnels. The place is damp, dripping with water and cramped in places. Very atmospheric! Outside you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We combined a visit to the Rock with a sop at the tunnels. Something to see to believe. A short walk and one is inside the tunnels.

Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely riveting. We did not know there would be a bit of a walk uphill and then the walk inside the tunnels, but it was worth it. Takes you back in time, and helps youundersrand the strategic importance if Gibraltar. The tunnels, the canons, the...More

1  Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You feel like people 200 years ago, facing the merciless attack of their city. The impressive defence system was excavated during the Great Siege at the end of 18th century, that lasted 4 years! Tunnels were cut into the rock using gunpowder and primitive tools.

1  Thank ToujoursLaRoute
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tunnels are best visited with a guide so you can hear all about the years of history behind the construction of the site and the battles. Note: the tunnel has low roofs in place so you need to watch your head. Also the path...More

1  Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entry was included as part of the Upper Nature Reserve Ticket we had purchased. We took the cable car to the top of the rock then walked to St Michaels Cave and from there walked the flat path to the Siege Tunnels. It was a...More

1  Thank RacheyPink
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip. Fascinating tunnels. Taped guide at your own individual pace. Made the life of those who lived here come alive

Thank anniceskate
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This guided tour is 45 minutes long and very interesting. hard to believe 14,000 people once lived in there. The tunnels even led up to a balcony overlooking the airport runway. Really interesting visit.

1  Thank Spiketon
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Andrew W
22 March 2018|
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Response from ScotlandSooty | Reviewed this property |
We got a joint ticket that included the cable car caves extra and you do need the cable car but we walked back took for ever!!!!!
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Vivcyn
11 November 2017|
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Response from Eric W | Reviewed this property |
We got our tickets at the gate of the moorish castle , £10 each , but there are other outlets all same price but may be handier , don't think there are any discounts for pre bookings ,best ask your hotel for the nearest... More
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jo j
25 May 2017|
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Response from Stephanie P | Reviewed this property |
they are two separate things although all tunnels connect within the rock! there's actually more road inside the rock than outside. you can visit both of these on your own although you will have to pay for both separately I... More
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