Why visit Gibraltar?

This British overseas territory is trendsetting in 2021 thanks to it being a suitable choice for holidays following Brexit. With the flight around two hours, British Airways offering flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5, EasyJet from London Gatwick, Wizz Air from London Luton and increased services from Manchester, as well as Gibraltar using the pound as their currency, you can see why it is fast becoming a popular short break destination from the United Kingdom.

When should I visit?

Must-sees?

With Gibraltar on a geographical crossroads, a trip here when permitted can lead to day trips to Tangier, Morocco or Malaga, Spain. But closer to home there is so much to see in the city itself. Go deep into the Rock and explore some of the 34 miles of wartime tunnels which linked an underground town and included a hospital, bakery and telephone exchange. Travel high up to the Moorish Castle which provide marvellous views across the Strait of Gibraltar. And, go even higher in the Macaque Experience cable car to Apes Den to see the monkeys!
The rooms give awesome views of Gibraltar Airport’s runway, which is located in the centre of the city.
The rooms give awesome views of Gibraltar Airport’s runway, which is located in the centre of the city.

Local traditions?

Every September 10th locals gather in Casemates Square to remember the Referendum of 1967 when residents chose Great Britain as their ruler. Music, theatre, dance and food are all offered ... where else would you want to be?

Travel tip?

With the majority of the hotels under five minutes from the airport, your best option is to get the bus! Whilst a taxi will cost you up to ten pounds, a return bus fare is round four. Ask the driver the best stop for your hotel or head to Casemates Square and walk from there, as everything is in walking distance.

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