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The Great Siege Tunnels

Address: Midway up at the northern end of the rock, Gibraltar
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Ocala, Florida
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147 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Spectacular works and views. And an excellent, easily assimilated lesson in the Great Siege and subsequent wars. Enjoyed every minute. Practically, was easy to negotiate, wander through at one;s own pace, plenty of useful information in the displays.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Visited as part of a mini bus tour, interesting, the view from the window like holes through the rock face are very impressive (overlooking the airport runway), and they have tried their best to create an atmosphere using manakins and audio, along with details of the history, don't confuse these tunnels with those of the Second World War, these are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited in December during one of the official rock tours which we picked up right at the border crossing. Would not have wanted to drive or walk up to this ourselves. I'm really glad we came here on our one day (4 hours) in Gibraltar. This is a cool bit of history and so amazing view. We happened to be... More 

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Trinity Beach, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Amazing tour inside the Tunnel, excellent displays on how Gibraltar was defended and how they created the Tunnel and not to forget the excellent views over Gibraltar & Spain

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London
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you feel fit take the bus to upper Gibraltar and walk to the caves I prefer the world war tunnels to this but still worth a visit.The tunnels are small so would not suit everyone.It is higher than the world war tunnel so the view is great.

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North East England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wandering around here you could really feel the sense of history that Gibraltar is steeped in. Fascinating place that's been bitterly fought over for centuries. Well worth a visit

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

British ingenuity at it's finest! Breathtaking - as are some of the views from the apertures looking out to sea. Felt it lent something to understanding what it means to be British somehow. Guess you have to go to understand what I really mean by this but I can thoroughly recommend it!

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A magnificent piece of mining engineering all dug by hand. Allthrough the tunnels detailed audio and visual explanatoms were given.The views from the gun turrets were fantastic. The downside would be the steep and wet inclined that might be a problem for some people.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Interesting experience in these tunnels. The displays are clear and useful and it is worth walking all the way to the end (down hill) and then retracing your steps pausing to take in the displays and various views. You can combine this with most attractions in the upper rock area on a combo ticket. If you want to include the... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I loved these the first time i visited, it's very interesting seeing the tunnels in the rock, and the history behind them. the first time i went i had to dash off so didn't fully explore. the second time i went i spent more time and explored a bit more, then you realise how deep in the rock you are... More 

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