The Great Siege Tunnels

The Great Siege Tunnels, Gibraltar

The Great Siege Tunnels
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captmom
Seneca, SC430 contributions
amazing. these tunnels are quite educational and extremely interesting, even for non history buffs. My recommendation is to walk to the end without stopping as the path is all down hill. Then start back up, stopping at the exhibits so you can catch your breath and let your leg muscles relax a bit.
Written May 5, 2022
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nyusz44
London, UK103 contributions
There is a lovely view in front of the tunnel's entrance and after you enter, there are great views for the city and to the sea as well.
The park entrance ticket of GBP 13 included the entrance, so you didn't have to pay extra though with the walking ticket of GPB 5, you would need to buy the GBP 13 ticket.
It is a long tunnel, a bit cold for me, so I need a jacket inside. There are stories inside about how it was build, how it was used during in different wars.
It's really worth to see it!
Written February 24, 2020
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,528 contributions
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We enjoyed our visit here, there was a lot of information about the historical background to and the creation of the tunnels. We enjoyed the accompanying music and the friezes showing the characters and uniforms of the time. Watch your head as some of the tunnel is quite low.

We had to cut the visit short as we were running short of time, but you can see the main upper half of the tunnel given 30 minutes or so. All these exhibits in the Nature Reserve area (£13 wristband), fit together nicely to provide a really clear picture of the circumstances and conditions that people were facing during this period. Therefore in my opinion, the wristband for combined visit does represent good value for money.
Written February 9, 2020
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH1,089 contributions
We really enjoyed our tour of this tunnel. It was interesting to see how there was a complete "city" within the tunnel used during times of war. The views out of the "windows" were really great, and it was fun to watch planes takeoff and land on the runway below. This is a piece of history worth seeing.
Written January 3, 2022
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Yorkybarkid107
York, UK197 contributions
Couples
Incredible journey back in time to the 1700's with meters and meters of tunnels to explore and displays to see with audio guide at each point. Were not historians by any means and loved it. Not to be missed and gets you out of the sun for a while to cool down.
Written June 28, 2022
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Been a few places
Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
Visited as part of the Nature Reserve ticket, which is very good value for money if you manage to visit a number of sights. The Great Siege Tunnels are a great way to educate yourself in some history of the rock and cool down on a sunny day. There are loads of information boards as you walk down the main tunnel through the rock and there are some good views of Gibraltar and Spain from the vantage points. The tunnels do slope down as you go through the complex so expect a bit of effort on th way back to the entrance.
Written August 7, 2021
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franckydoudou
Ambilly, France514 contributions
We arrived here at the end of a full walk around the rock, we were too tired to do it to the end as it is fairly long going down from the entrance to the bottom and you need to go back by the same path to exit (entrance) up obviously.
it is worth it and very interesting historically.
re prices I can only strongly advice to purchase a ticket with the cable car including all visits (cave, tunnels, ...) as it is way cheaper than paying for each of them.. an the tunnels are expensive by themselves.
Written January 9, 2020
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DigiDi
Reading, UK110 contributions
These are a fascinating tunnels with a lot of history, they are long and it is a little bit cold inside but worth going to. You need to pay the extra money from the walking ticket to go in but this does also include some of the other attractions. They are an amazing feat of workmanship
Written March 6, 2020
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Darren1066
Birmingham, UK1,237 contributions
This is well worth a visit. The tunnel is free with a nature reserve ticket. The tunnels located at the northern end of the rock and was dug by hand by the British during the great siege in the 18th century. This limestone tunnel is surprisingly long and slopes downward. About half way down the tunnel there is a staircase that takes you down to a lower level. Think this was one of the places for storing the gunpowder. It’s amazing how a small group of men achieved digging and blasting this tunnel in the short amount of time it took to create. You can even see the gun ports in the cliff face from Spain.
Written October 24, 2020
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GB40
Shrewsbury163 contributions
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Having done this tour 30yrs ago with the British military, I was pleased that it still amazed me. The achievements made in the the whole tunnelling process in the late 18th century were astounding. Self-guided, there was enough info in English and Spanish to keep people interested. Be aware that to get the full experience, including seeing the additional tunnelling done by the British in WWII (not the WWII tunnel tour) takes about 30 mins longer and involves a long, steep walk back. Great views across the frontier.
Written November 3, 2020
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