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The Great Siege Tunnels

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Address: Midway up at the northern end of the rock, Gibraltar

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History brought nearly to life

One can walk into the tunnels as far as one wishes. The gun emplacements were interesting, as well as the displays and informative signs located along the tunnel. A view into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

One can walk into the tunnels as far as one wishes. The gun emplacements were interesting, as well as the displays and informative signs located along the tunnel. A view into the Rock that you cannot get from just viewing it from afar. Amazing, considering that the cannons were pulled up very steep roads by rope and emplaced in niches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Is amazing that these tunnels were build by hand, good idea of how if must have been in the 1700. Be prepared for a long uphill walk on the way back through tunnels, you have to re-trace your steps as the entry and exit are the same.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Great Siege Tunnels were far more extensive than I imagined and should not be confused with the WWII tunnels which are different. These tunnels have been constructed and extended over several hundred years and were built to help the prevention of a land invasion from Spain. Parts of the tunnels can be steep in places which is all right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On a recent cruise stop in Gibraltar, we joined a semi private tour group that featured a stop at the Great Siege Tunnels. This is a very interesting place to visit to see the cannons moved all the way up the rock to this location. The Rock seems more like a piece of Swiss Cheese from this vantage point!

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

For anyone interested in history these are a must see. They are well presented with interesting and informative notes and the views from the tunnel windows are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

An amazing insight into a very proud part of British history. Considering how long ago the tunnels were crafted they are a truly impressive feat well worth seeing. The views from the tunnels are truly breathtaking!

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had two friends from Northern Ireland visiting for a few hours, the best place we thought that we should visit and learn more of the history of The Rock with them was the Great Siege Tunnels. The sheer size of the tunnels, and the fact that they were dug by men of what became the Royal Engineers is amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The tunnels are awesome and the idea that they were dug with picks and man power is hard to believe. So glad we saw them.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a fortress for it's day. Again, our tour guide rushed us. Having served in Vietnam Nam it was not an ideal duty station. What is important is how the island was British but yet quite untouchable by the Germans due to Spain's neutrality during wwII.The British actor who betrayed Leslie in "Gone with the Wind" flew his last mission... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A very informative and interesting trip. We had walked up to the upper rock from town and so also visited lots of other attractions that were all included in one ticket price of £10, so we thought it was also good value for money.

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