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At the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula lies Gibraltar, a British overseas territory. Book one of our flights to Gibraltar and enjoy a slice of the UK in the Mediterranean.
The most conspicuous thing about Gibraltar is the 426m high Rock whose geological formation began more than 175 million years ago.
Beneath the Rock lies a network of tunnels created to move artillery around to more advantageous positions during the Great Siege of 1779 to 1783. The idea for the tunnels came from Sgt Major Henry Ince and it helped the British retain the territory from the combined forces of France and Spain. Retread the steps of the soldiers of that era and see displays that explain the events.
Although outnumbered by their human counterparts by 100-1, the Rock's Old World monkeys certainly make their presence known. These creatures were introduced to Gibraltar from Morocco and remain the only Barbary Macaques living free outside of Northern Africa. These little critters aren't shy and they'll provide plenty of photo opportunities as they go about their business.
It's not necessarily the easiest of ascents by foot but the trail to the top of the Rock, via the Mediterranean Steps, is worth completing. You'll start at Jew's Gate at 180 metres above sea level and traverse 1,400 metres before arriving at O'Hara's Battery close to the summit, some 419 metres high. You'll be rewarded with a spectacular view across the Bay of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Strait.
A cavern that abounds with stalactites and stalagmites, St Michael's Cave (or Cathedral Cave as it is often referred too) is well worth investigating. Orange and yellow hues dominate, while the constant drip-drip of water provides an ever-present soundscape. It's a wonderful space to explore and the acoustics of the cavern also make it a fine venue for concerts, which are often held here.
With its bayside location, Lounge Gastro Bar not only provides a delicious menu of steaks, seafood and salads, it offers great views across Queensway Marina.An eclectic menu of Continental European and Indian cuisine, Gatsby's has proven to be a popular haunt for locals and visitors alike since its inception in 1988. Close to Ocean Village Marina, this eatery offers good value and great service. And for a choice of British fish and chips and Filipino food, Tina's Takeaway is the place to eat. So whether you want the perfect cod and chips or a chicken curry, you're sure to be satisfied.
Gibraltar has a huge selection of pubs, many of which open until 02:00. And if by that point you're not flagging, then there are a good few bars and clubs that remain open even longer. Several of the larger hotels have bars and clubs too, and there's even a casino in which to while away your evenings and early mornings.
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|Food and drinks||Prices average|
|Beer (0.5 litre)||£1.00|
|Meal at McDonald's||£6.00|
|Water (0.33 litre)||£1.00|
|One way tube ticket||£1.00|
|Taxi starting price (normal tariff)||£4.00|
|1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...)||£16.00|
|1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar)||£68.00|
|Average monthly disposable salary (net)||£1,181.00|