Discover why Gibraltar really rocks!
A home away from home, with red pillar boxes, fish-and-chip shops and its sterling currency, guaranteeing the ideal holiday destination for Brits.
Less than 7 kilometres square, the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar sits on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Europe’s southernmost point, offering the chance to explore neighbouring Spain and also a short ferry ride to Morocco.
Gibraltar is a calm and relaxed environment to enjoy either a weekend break or relaxing holiday. With English eccentricity and a touch of Mediterranean flair, travellers can enjoy everything from an afternoon tea to great food and lazy days under the Mediterranean sun.
Holidays to Gibraltar must certainly include a visit to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Upper Rock. Also known as Jabal-al-Tariq, the 200-million year old limestone monolith rises to 426m, with cliffs on its northern and eastern sides. With the Gorham’s Cave complex (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and networks of underground military bunkers, at the top it’s a lush, green haven, a designated wildlife reserve that’s home to Gibraltar’s famous Barbary macaques.
Gibraltar is a key location for wildlife, with bird migrations soaring over in springtime on their way from Africa to Europe. Echoed beneath the water, whales and dolphins pass by in huge numbers, making for plentiful wildlife watching opportunities.
Gibraltar’s marinas boast luxury yachts, surrounded with upmarket restaurants, glitzy casinos for entertainment and plenty of beaches dotted around for a bit of exploring.