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Address: Gibraltar
Phone Number: +350-20077418
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Colonial past.

The garrison library is tucked up off main st, directly opposite the Elliot Hotel. It stands in a beautiful colonial square, tree lined, and like stepping into a movie set, all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

The garrison library is tucked up off main st, directly opposite the Elliot Hotel. It stands in a beautiful colonial square, tree lined, and like stepping into a movie set, all the buildings in the square date back to the 1800s and more, all have been refurbished and are now government offices, but you can put your head inside all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I have been twice to the garrison library . Once to a wedding that was held in the garden and another time to an evening of talks.The library has the charm of something that has stayed the same when other places have become modernised. The old books are rather beautiful and kept locked in old fashioned cupboards.

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Thank Christine P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

When you approach The Garrison Library you know by the colonial façade you are entering a special place.When you get in you are not disappointed, with row upon row of books & newspapers which span the centuries & you can imagine the officers here during the siege & in later times. The approach is to a certain extent by the... More 

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Thank JohnPownall
Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

I hadn't been in the Garrison Library for 50 years (when I was in the 6th form of Loreto Convent in the 1960s) and we were so fortunate to go in just before 11am on a Friday and were taken on an hour long tour by an enthusiastic volunteer. The collection of books is truly amazing, all enclosed in the... More 

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bedfordshire,UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

Well worth sticking your head into this lovely old colonial library. You won't find much of contemporary interest but the cool, spacious and elegant rows of old books in high-ceilinged rooms is really lovely. In the back are archives of newspapers going back to the Battle of Trafalgar, and the helpful librarians are only too happy to show you what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

We came upon the library by accident and just loved it. Great history-for example the Gibraltar Chronicle was first published out of the library in 1801 and it the second oldest English newspaper. Although it is a fairly small building it has a wonderful old feeling. Loved the old books.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

We did a free tour and this library is just fabulous. A wonderful building and the books are to die for. I believe there are about 16000 books there.

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Thank LesleydElstree
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

Visitors can have temporary membership (£20 deposit, 2 books at a time) + free wifi and ose of computers + several British newspapers Centrally located

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

A glorious historic setting and very traditional feel. In a nice quiet square with a historic setting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

Find the time to visit garrison library! It is not just a place where you can go through the local history, but the history of Europe starting from the 1800 onwards. You will see the archives of the Gibraltart Chronicle, the 2nd oldest english language newspaper in the world! Thousands of rare editions in an exquisit building.The whole staff as... More 

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