World War II Tunnels, Gibraltar

3.7
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Take a tour through the labyrinth of World War II Tunnels, dug for a British garrison intended to defend Gibraltar from an anticipated German attack that never happened. Amazingly, this historic rock, solid from the outside, is practically an underground city hollowed out by a network of nearly 52 km (32 mi) of tunnels. They were prepared to accommodate the entire garrison of 16,000 soldiers for 16 months. See the recreated hospital--one of the parts of the tunnels actually put to use during the war. For World War II Tunnels and beyond, use our Gibraltar trip planner to get the most from your Gibraltar vacation.
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  • Thaught the tunnels were very interesting but it is quit a walk to get there. Fantastic views. Lots of history  more »
  • Went through the guided tour with my mum, and loved every moment of it! Our guide was a young man who was born and raised in Gibraltar, and that was evident with his vast array of knowledge and his...  more »
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  • It was quite well displayed, the pictures and diagrams on the walls were easy to read and understand. The downside was that it is advertised as part of an easy walk trip but wasn't, I struggled with the hill and the walking inside the tunnel.
  • A brilliant piece of history. A must-go if you're visiting Gibraltar. On the tour, you aren't taken round by a guide. You are given hardhats and a handheld speaker device which will tell you about the different areas in the tunnel as you proceed round; at certain points. Tour went on for a bit longer than expected, but that wasn't a problem for me. The info you get from the device is good, and there's plenty to see. The only con I would mention, is that you don't exit the tunnel the same way you came in. And upon leaving, there's no signs of where to go, or where you actually are. Had to ask other people for directions on where to go next. Aside from this, it's fantastic.

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