Welcome to our Gibraltar Guide
Find top tips and a long list of must-sees in our Gibraltar travel guide. The sunny peninsula is an absolutely ideal destination for your short break or getaway; there’s much to see and do. Little though it may be, Gibraltar attracts vast swathes of visitors every year and is a popular spot for a relaxing beach holiday, or exploring the town, Spain and day trips out across the Mediterranean.
Top of the list of attractions in Gibraltar is the rock itself – take the cable car up to the top and appreciate the stunning views out as far as the mountains of North Africa. Meet the famously cheeky macaques that are a must see when visiting Gibraltar. Then, make use of your position at the southern tip of mainland Europe and go diving in the warm waters or get on a boat out on the Med – consider a day trip to Morocco or go Dolphin-watching. Tour the town back on dry land by taking a bus tour or hiring a bike or a moped; the best bus tours incorporate the fascinating network of World War Two tunnels.
As dusk falls, find your way back to Main Street or Casemates Square for a relaxed drink in the fading sunlight, and if you’re lucky enough to have your trip coincide with one, go and catch a concert at the gorgeous St Michael’s Cave. Be sure to take a look through our Gibraltar guide for more tips on where to eat, shop, visit and see when visiting this spectacular European holiday destination.
Must do's by day
Take the cable car up the rock and meet the macaques
Visit the 32 mile-long network of War tunnels beneath the rock
Get on a boat out on the Gibraltar Straights to watch Dolphins
Must do's by night
Enjoy a drink in the fading sunshine at Casemates Square
Head to the Marina-front Casino and try your luck at the tables
See a concert in the stunning St Michael’s Cave
Travelling to Gibraltar
Flying to Gibraltar from the UK takes no more than a couple of hours, with services from many of the biggest airports. Making the trip as part of a holiday in sunny southern Spain is also a great way to see Gibraltar.
A regular port of call of many a Mediterranean cruise, day trips between Gibraltar and Tangiers are also incredibly popular.
The Spanish border is open 24/7 and Gibraltar is easily accessed from the Malaga-Cadiz highway.
With short, regular flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Manchester and Birmingham Gibraltar is incredibly easy to get to.
Getting Around in Gibraltar
At just over 5 kms long, Gibraltar is incredibly easy to get around. Public transport and walking are the most popular ways to get everything seen.
A handful of buses will take you all over Gibraltar, all convening at the Casemates terminus and most taking you to the cable car.
You’ll find plenty of taxis at the frontier – negotiate a price if you want a full tour of the rock.
Mopeds and bicycles are both popular ways of getting around Gibraltar – if you don’t mind the bumpy roads and steep inclines, both are great fun.