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Upper Rock Nature Reserve

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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Gibraltar
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You need to walk this, meet the apes and take in the scenery and views. You are on top of the rock, take time to enjoy it.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a top notch destination! Fabulous views, historically fascinating and the only place in Europe to see Barbary Apes in the wild! The best way to see this place is to take the cable car up and then walk down, taking in various sites and wonderful views along the way. The road passes St Michael's Cave, the Apes Den... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the one way trip up to the "Top of the Rock" inclusive of all the attractions of the Nature reserve for £18.50 each. As we were going to visit the attractions on the way down, it was not worth walking back up to the cable car for the return trip. It took us a good 5 hours to... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The walks and views here are magnificent. We caught the Cable Car up and then walked back down into Gibraltar.....the weather was brilliant, which added very positively to the experience.

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Wethersfield, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We walked across the nature reserve and had great 360 views from a wonderful observation point. The walkways are easy to follow but we warned - they are steep and, of course, often met with the local monkeys!! Understand they are to have major refurbishment soon with more walkways but the cost is something to consider. Going via either side... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You won't get a better thrill anywhere than being at the top of the Rock of Gibraltar, especially if you've gone to the trouble of walking there. You feel like king of the world, surveying the Atlantic to the West, the sweep of the Mediterranean to the East, Africa to the South and Spain behind you to the North. The... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Gibraltar Rock is stunning and you can't miss it once you get into Gibraltar. I would definitely recommend everyone to visit the nature reserve. The cave, tunnels and castle are amazing and worth to visit. Take your time and enjoy the view.

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Larvik, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This spot is high up, with gorgeous views in all directions - and most important - here are the famous apes. They are very cute, cheeky and not at all afraid of humans. They willingly pose for pictures too. When I visited there were a few small babies in the monkey-family too. Very cute. And watch out for the apes... More

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Ware, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Could have gone up on the cable car, but having checked out the map and distances, if we wanted to see everything on the rock we would have spent far too much time walking. So we did a taxi tour, which included all entry fees, and the tour taxis are allowed to go right to the top, which private cars... More

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This nature reserve is very refreshing especially where it is and that the monkeys are adorable yet incredibly mischievous.

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