World War II Tunnels
World War II Tunnels
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lower in the Rock than the Great Siege Tunnels these tunnels are viewable by a guided tour that leaves every half an hour.
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Kentish-Steve
Rainham, UK154 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
First-time Gibraltar visitor (via cruise ship) and as a bit of a military history buff, was really looking forward to this tour, which we paid substantially more than the standard entrance price for, although that did include a driving tour of the lower Rock too.

We were told by the cruise company that a "guided" tour was being provided for us, but when we asked them about this afterwards, they said the guides were unavailable that day and that audio guides should have been provided instead. I have dealt with them about the misunderstanding myself and they refunded us partly, but there were most certainly no audio guides anywhere that we could see and any staff to ask about this, notable by their absence. The only "staff" visible were the construction workers working on the tunnels. So, the tunnels themselves:

We entered an area behind the gates with mandatory hard hats on head and no signs to speak of, showing us which way to go or what was contained within. We then blundered into what appeared to be a long tunnel which branched off left and right. We took the right first which went 200 yards and ended at a locked gate, with empty galleries on the way there, so went back and walked up the left tunnel, which was double the length and ended at an admittedly magnificent viewpoint overlooking the airport and Spain beyond.

That was it! The tunnels themselves appeared to be undergoing some major renovation, meaning galleries I see in the photos here were empty apart from a few mannequins in uniform positioned around with no accompanying notes explaining ANYTHING about why they were there or what they referred to. There were no guns/cannon anywhere, contrary to the photos posted by other reviewers.
Assume these had been removed for the works. The only displays were close to the entrance and in partial darkness with little but a few lights strung up around the place to aid reading them.

If you want to spend £18 for a 30 minute walk down a damp and dimly-lit tunnel complete with complementary hard-hat hire while looking at empty galleries and no guide other than your own imagination, then you'll have a blast. If you want a fascinating, well-explained journey into history, save your money. Shame, because we loved Gibraltar in general and WILL go back in the future. We just won't be going here again. I rarely give out very poor ratings for anywhere, but this annoyed me. OK, some of it was the cruise company's fault and they have been spoken to, but at this moment in time, assuming the works will finish at some point, this place is a con.

Oh and on the way out, we then watched the aforementioned construction workers taunting the Barbary monkeys by flicking things at them and teasing them with food, before eating it themselves and laughing. Classy, guys!
Written 1 May 2024
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J4net
Shepton Mallet, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We bought a ticket for the reserve which enabled us to see all the tunnels and caves and get to the top of the rock.

A great bit of British history.

Written 23 March 2024
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Dipakeda
Chelmsford, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing tour guide called Karen. So interesting. Loved visiting it and left wanting to see more. Had no idea of the history of Gibraltar and the importance of it.
Written 21 March 2024
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
These tunnels are amazing in length. Apparently over fifty two kilometres of tunnels excavated by the military. Some tunnels still in use by the ministry of defence
Written 20 March 2024
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Windymillers
Guiting Power, UK327 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Very interesting, very steep incline to get there, quite a long tunnel is viewing the lot - leave an hour.
Not many information boards which was a shame. I'd get a tour guide in hindsight
Written 22 September 2023
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Jack R
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
As the WWII generation is slowly fading away, the level of investment into the tunnels has evaporated. Self guided, no problem, but limited lighting and signs throughout make this an extremely disappointing tour. Each day it costs £18/£19 to visit the ‘nature reserve’ which includes the entry to the tunnels. I would have expected them to at least have lighting throughout and the rubbish left in corners of the exhibits is absolutely disgusting and should be removed. Don’t worry though, the two clowns at the entrance make sure you have to wear helmets, but I interrupted them whilst they were watching videos on their mobile phones. Complete lack of respect to the WWII soldiers and subsequent service personnel who manned these tunnels. As a British citizen, I am disgusted.
Written 16 September 2023
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Willem V
Hilversum8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
There are no guided tours anymore. You can just walk in and follow a self-guided tour (after purchasing a ticket for the natural reserve)There is hardly any information displayed about the tunnels. Some photos here and there. Could me much better. They should look at how the Malta tunnel system was turned into a museum. Great view over the Gibraltar airport.
We hiked in from the city and that was quite a challenge with few sidewalks. From the tunnels it becomes less crowded with cars (only taxis are allowed in). You can walk all the way to the top of the Rock, but you need to be in good condition and bring plenty of water.
Written 13 August 2023
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Hannelore H
United Kingdom280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Interesting historical site, much longer walk than initially expected, a good site to visit on a rainy day too.
Written 28 April 2023
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GeorgeMog
Ferring, UK12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I went to Gibraltar 6Feb23 to visit the WWII tunnels and only when I purchased the ticket for the natural park did I discover that the tunnels were closed for maintenance. It was very disappointing that the visit Gibraltar website had not been updated to inform visitors of the closure.
Written 20 February 2023
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floridagal970
Palm City, FL1,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Visited these tunnels while on a cruise. They are truly amazing and the stories behind them are thought provoking. Not to be missed while in Gibralter! So glad we did this!
Written 6 December 2022
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