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Located at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, this sunny island, fondly known as ‘The Rock’, combines Spanish charm with British influence. While you might be surprised to see red telephone boxes and fish and chip shops, your Gibraltar holidays are likely to signify something more exotic – with whitewashed villas and sun-soaked sands occupying much of the area. Take the best of British with a dose of Spanish influence and you’ll uncover a destination worth writing home about. From its historic attractions and modern amenities to its luxurious landscapes, there is something for everyone – simply immerse yourself in the spirit of this unique destination.
With its elaborate network of caves and tunnels, Gibraltar holidays offer an opportunity to explore the hidden labyrinth inside the rock itself. Dating back to Greek mythology when it was listed as one of the Pillars of Hercules, you’ll find plenty of historical charm on this part of the island – take a guided tour and delve into its rich past.
Although Gibraltar’s geography and history may have left a significant footprint, its daily pace of life has a laid-back charm surrounding it. Holidays to Gibraltar are sunshine-fuelled, with a wealth of gloriously sandy beaches including Sandy Bay and Eastern Beach. With its close proximity to Malta, you’re sure to find plenty of sunshine on your getaway. Linger over a refreshing drink in Catalan Bay or watch the world go by in central Casemates Square as the action heats up with lively bars and traditional pubs.
Many of the most notable attractions of your holidays in Gibraltar can be found in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. Here, you’ll find the Moorish castle and St Michael’s Cave, along with some of the Rock’s most notorious inhabitants, the mischievous Barbary Macaque Apes. Although you’ll find some of these creatures hanging out near the Ape’s Den, there are a fair few that can be spotted on top of the cable car station or near the Great Siege Tunnels.
History buffs won’t want to miss an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Great Siege Tunnels, one of the most impressive defence systems in the world. Work your way through the labyrinth structure as you learn about its vast history, or head to the nearby Military Heritage Centre to explore in-depth the island’s history. Make sure you make the visit to the Gibraltar Museum, displaying the island’s history from Neanderthal times up until today.
For those seeking somewhere more sedate on holidays to Gibraltar, there are great spots along the destination’s rocky coastline. The tranquil Alameda Botanic Gardens offer respite from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of the resort, while there are plenty of diving opportunities to be had along the coast – keep your eyes peeled and you might be lucky enough to spot a dolphin or two! Alternatively, head across the water to Morocco and experience exotic indulgence unmatched by any other destination.
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