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World War II Tunnels

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Address: Princes Caroline Battery, Upper Rock Nature Reserve, Hayes Level, Gibraltar
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Lower in the Rock than the Great Siege Tunnels these tunnels are viewable...

Lower in the Rock than the Great Siege Tunnels these tunnels are viewable by a guided tour that leaves every half an hour.

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Miles and Miles of Tunnels

The tunnels were built to help protect Gibraltar in the event of a a seize during World War II. Most of the women's and children had been evacuated to the Caribbean but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AlandDiane
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Seems the pre-booked tours take over and if you walk up there you have to wait for ages to get a tour. We waited over 1 hour to be taken in there for 45 minutes. The tour was okay, the history was good to learn though.

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Thank Lgil8880
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as part of the Rock tour, so we were driven around on the tour and dropped off at the entrance to the siege tunnels where we were met by our very happy guide for this portion, she was extremely helpful with all the information she had. A lot of walking with a couple of tight bits but... More 

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Thank Richard C
San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tunnels were built to help protect Gibraltar in the event of a a seize during World War II. Most of the women's and children had been evacuated to the Caribbean but the tunnels created the space to store supplies in the event of a German attack. Fortunately, Franco wanted a neutral Spain during the war much to the displeasure... More 

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Thank AlandDiane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the use of manpower and size of the work is secondary to the purpose. a visitor should be equipped with some historical knowledge of WW2 and Gibs part in it. The emigration to Portugal and the Azores of part of its merchant class, the use of the Rock as an intelligence outpost, the role of Spain as a silent ally... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and well-thought out for display. Makes one realize the true importance that Gibraltar is.

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Thank swan1955
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome well appointed information boards set out in the tunnels. With excellent static displays. Wonderful views from inside tunnels through the old gun holes. Excellent and well worth a visit.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were guided around the tunnels by Jensen. He was very friendly and kept the tour interesting. Well worth a visit.

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Thank SargFowler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative. The fact that it was dug by hand and the story of the veteran who returned and saw himself on the photo- brilliant. For me the view from the balcony was breathtaking. A good visit

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Hauxton, cambridge , United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Th guides on this tour are very informative. We didnt realise that the tours finished at 4 and were hoping to do this on the day we walked down from the top of the rock. Luckily a very helpful man in the moorish castle validated our tickets and we went the following day. You have to pay £8 for the... More 

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Thank Heather C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had made no reservations but just stumbled upon this tour. Isabelle (a tour guide) did not hesitate to aid us and include us in the group. She proved very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and gave us an engaging and very intersting tour of the WWII tunnels. We definately recommend isabelle as your guide if you are planning to take this... More 

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