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World War II Tunnels

Address: Princes Caroline Battery, Upper Rock Nature Reserve, Hayes Level, Gibraltar
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Ranked #15 of 43 things to do in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Lower in the Rock than the Great Siege Tunnels these tunnels are viewable by a guided tour that...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Lower in the Rock than the Great Siege Tunnels these tunnels are viewable by a guided tour that leaves every half an hour.
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Canvey Island
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful look back in time to the hardships and conditions endured by people we probably know or who are related too in the struggles.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We got on the last tour of the day. Our guide was very nice and friendly. She had good knowledge of the tunnels and stories passed on from the locals and those who were in the tunnels during the war. It is fascinating to think what conditions must have been like during WWII. There was work going on at the... More 

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UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sadly it seems that we missed the last tour of the day and so only had a chance to wander around the small parts open to the general public. Whilst informative, there really wasn't a lot to see.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We managed to do a quick walk around the tunnel since my family and I missed the last tour. It was fascinating that people used to live in those conditions! Makes me wonder if humanity has even learned much at all!

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ROSS-ON-WYE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very expensive, £10 to find out you could only see 10% of the tunnels, the MOD still own the rest and it was closed to the public!!!! The Tunnels had a lot of work being carried out and again this brought the whole visit down to an average.

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littlehampton
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29 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This will cost you £8 for a guided tour of 45 mins at present not a lot but tunnels ,but would expect in future more 2nd WW displays in areas.A nice presentation by tour guide,very interesting to see.If your in casemate square then to one side find the steps that will take you up to the tunnels no need of... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

For what it is, this is not really worth the money. A 20 minute tour which feels like a sausage machine. I am fortunate in the fact that I'm in the Royal Engineers and have served in Gibraltar so I've got to know the ins and outs of the tunnels and their amazing history. Some of the stuff the staff... More 

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Kindsbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is the tour to take. Our guide was very well informed and really enjoyed her job. The view is outstanding and provides a great overview facing Spain and the airport.

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Gibraltar
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

For everyone interested in the history of Gibraltar this is a must see. I never knew that there were about 55 km of tunnels under the Rock of Gibraltar and the WWII tunnels are only a fifth of that. The tour was informative and it was unimaginable to think that Thousands of military staff survived there during the war and... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The entrance area is free and full of interesting displays and well worth a visit. However, it costs £8 per person to take the tour deeper into the tunnels. The tour guide gave us lots of interesting information, all gleaned from the pages of 'After The Battle' magazine, and showed us a bunch of tunnels that all look the same... More 

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