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Upper Rock Nature Reserve

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What a beautiful location on a warm sunny day, the views, the wildlife and the plants are stunning. Shame to see so many lazy tourists taking mini-bus tours when they could walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful location on a warm sunny day, the views, the wildlife and the plants are stunning. Shame to see so many lazy tourists taking mini-bus tours when they could walk from the cable car station at the top. Walking the rock is far more enjoyable and you will see lots more on foot than you ever would on... More 

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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

While visiting Gib,went up to top of Rock via Funicular (expensive at £21 for 2 Seniors,but would have been better value with the Reserve Attractions combined ticket -- but we didn't have time to include these) and walked down via the macaques feeding area.The apes were well-behaved (thanks to visitors heeding the instructions) and there was an adorable infant ape... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was so afraid of going in here, as I heard that there are over 300 monies and that they can be quite aggressive. We were lucky, as they had just been fed, so they didn't bother us. However, I was told to put away my eyeglasses and hat, as the monies will sometimes take them away. I was also... More 

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

hi it is a great site to see Africa on a clear day separating both continents Europe from Africa you can also see st michaels cave a very beautifull cave used for shows concerts and you can see stalagtites and stalagmites you also can see the famous Rock apes and take a nice picture with them I recommend you get... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The monkeys (macaques) were a bit smelly but good fun to watch the young at play, adults were more aloof. Fabulous views. The cable car was a bit cramped but you could see all around no bother.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We done the tour a little expensive i thought £10 per person & £2.00 for the car, Well you would not want to walk it hills plenty , But it was interesting for most of the attractions the apes den was poor that was a let down. the rest of the tour was ok but not mind blowing. if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Maybe we expected too much, honestly i don't know. Once we entered Gibraltar, we encountered a busdriver, very helpfull. He brought it to our attention that there are bus hoppa tickets. Only 3 euro's, you can hop in and out every buss he said all day. Remember that. We went to the cable cars, just 32 euro's per person. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The best way to view the resident Apes in their own habitat. The Rock Tours are a good way around as they are informative and it's a hassle free way to get up the rock. I'd recommend is over the cable cars as there is a long walk once off the cable cars to the Apes Den. The apes are... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Getting to the Rock of Gibraltar and the Upper Rock Nature Reserve is likely to be the highlight of your trip to Gibraltar. There are many sights to see on the "rock". The Nature reserve is also the home to the famous apes that inhabit the rock. Be careful they are capable of snatching anything from you especially food. You... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Best to go on an organised tour in a minibus. Nowhere else quite like it - loads to see, fantastic views and lots of military history. The best part has to be the apes - fascinating - could watch them all day. Well worth the money.

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