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“where are the shops?”
Review of Main Street

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Gibraltar Shopping Tour
Ranked #16 of 71 things to do in Gibraltar
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London, United Kingdom
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“where are the shops?”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

there are tonnes of alchohol and perfume shops on main street. very little clothes or branded shops. the best you can hope for is a mango shop and a BHS. not forgetting next but they have removed the original prices and increased them by 3-4 pounds per item. terribel selection. a main street of literally actually nothing to look at.

Visited December 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“So Changed.”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Having lived in Gib a very long time ago, I found the Main Street so very different; all shops and expensive ones and now all pedestrianised, making the traffic go around the incredibly narrow back streets. (Be careful of speeding scooters and cars there.) The shops usually have English speaking staff and the police and military have gone. Not many restaurants but some gems in the side streets.

Visited November 2013
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Wittlich, Germany
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

For a local Main Street area, we found Gibraltar's to be touristy, overpriced, and kitschy. All of the shops sell the same thing- postcards of monkeys, alcohol, and perfume or cosmetics. These items are tax-free in Gibraltar. If you do go to this area, it is short and small so you can be done with it pretty quickly. It is lacking the charm and character that many European main streets have. If you must go, find yourself a pub and a pint!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Town Centre”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Vibrant main street. Traditional English pubs. Many favourite shops from home but still on Sunday closing like we used to be. Only a couple of restaurants open on Sunday. Weirdly English but not unexpected !

Visited November 2013
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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“Ideal for a short stay”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We have again visited Gibraltar and the Main Street is still bustling with shoppers of many nationalities. The prices for food are a little on the high side but there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Cigarettes and liquor are very cheap but beware of the perfumes etc as they can be bought as cheap in the UK. If you are going to Gibraltar there is a cafe in the same building as the Methodist Chapel again on Main Street. The food is very good and cheaper with a very warm welcome. The Carpenters Arms is the name and you will find it about 15 yards on the left after the Government buildings with the canons outside. Whilst we were there there was no problems crossing the borders.

Visited November 2013
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