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The Great Siege Tunnels

Midway up at the northern end of the rock, Gibraltar
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Military Museums
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not that into history these are very interesting as the guides are very knowledgable.

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London, UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Amazing tunnels with a lot of canons and information to look at. It is quite steep so be aware on the way down that you have to walk back up! Wonderful to see what they managed to tunnel out and the views from the gun ports showing why it was such a good idea.

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Runcorn
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My visit was part of a group tour although the well signposted vantage points did not need a guide to tell you the facts. Manikins dressed in period costumes help to tell the tale of this long tunnel. Warning the tunnel was built when people were smaller and you will have to watch out as the roof lowers and raises.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tunnels are remarkable! So much history... I just wished they offered headsets to use or rent to get a better understanding of this very important part of history.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The one good thing is it is cool inside the tunnels, you can almost feel you have gone back in time. A little disappointing on some of the exhibits were under reconstruction, but it's worth a visit and take time to read the display information boards.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have seen these twice now and I am still amazed at the tunnels which were dug out so long ago without modern machinery. If you go on a private tour you won't have the time to visit all the tunnel so if you want to see everything you need to go on the cable car.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The tunnels have been much improved since I visited them many years ago. We went as a family ages from 14 to 83 and we all found the visit interesting.....but.....the walking was rather challenging for the less fit. The viewing holes through the rock give the most spectacular views out over the sea, the airport and other places. The caves... More

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Nybro, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Gibraltar rock there the Bondmovie The Living Daylights opening scene took place from James Bond 007 museum in Sweden Nybro

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hawkesbury ontario canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice and cool and an engineering marvel, especially when you realize the digging was by hand hundreds of years ago..Bring your camera as you get some great views from the holes that have been bored for the cannons..

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Marbella, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a very informative excursion and included in the £10 nature reserve ticket as is st michaels cave and moorish castle. Views across Spain, runway and the bay are awesome. It is a trek inside to the end and back, cool and out the sun.

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