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Gibraltar Middle Hill Battery

Middle Hill is an area littered with a variety of military buildings and facilities. In 1727 Middle Hill Battery had a Signal gun and by 1859 there was still only one gun but by 1900 six 10-inch RML guns were in position similar to Spyglass Battery further to the south on the ridge. The layout […]

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Gibraltar Lord Airey’s Battery

This battery is named after General Richard, Lord Airey, who was Governor of Gibraltar from 1865 to 1870. During the Crimean war he was quartermaster-general to Lord Raglan and was party to the fateful destruction of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. During what subsequently looked like an Army cover-up, he was exonerated of charges of […]

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Gibraltar Diving

Explore Gibraltar’s spectacular underwater world with more than 30 wrecks, reefs and pinnacles to choose from. Gibraltar offers excellent sport for beginners, experienced open water and wreck divers. Gibraltar enjoys teeming marine life in a vibrant display of colours. You are likely to come across octopus, moray eels, plenty of bass, bream, sea mullet, sunfish […]

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Gibraltar Dolphins and Whales

The Bay and Strait of Gibraltar are a natural breeding area for several types of dolphins. The highest concentrations are seen from November to January. Guided tours leave from the various marinas all year round, most tourists will get reasonably good views involving many dolphins during these trips. Gibraltar is also visited by many migratory […]

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Gibraltar Sandy Bay

The beach at Sandy Bay is situated alongside the massive ancient sand dune which lies against the cliffs of Gibraltar’s eastern side. The dune was utilised for the construction of the water catchments described below, and which are discussed further in this section. In the panorama opposite you can see Sandy Bay nestling almost directly […]

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Gibraltar Catalan Bay

Add Quicktime Catalan Bay is situated below the magnificent cliffs on the eastern side of the Rock, the bay has one of Gibraltar’s most popular small beaches. The village at Catalan Bay has historically been populated by Genoese fishermen. In the 18th century Genoese was so widely spoken in Gibraltar that government notices were published […]

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Gibraltar Europa Point

This is the southern tip of Gibraltar which has unrestricted views across to Africa. The area is a small plateau with sheer cliffs on the east side. The Windmill Hill fortifications and southern ridge batteries can be clearly seen from this point. The Europa Point Lighthouse is the main historical feature at the point. This […]

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Gibraltar Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque

A recent addition to the area in 1997, the Mosque is an impressive building which was a gift from King Fahad Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia. Also known as the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was officially inaugurated on 8th August 1997. The building was a gift from King Fahad Al-Saud of […]

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Gibraltar Parsons Lodge

RML Gun position Rising above the cliff at Camp Bay is one of Gibraltar’s most impressive batteries. A number of well maintained features of the site make it a valuable source of information to military historians. There is a small labyrinth of tunnels which have seen many configurations of guns over the years. Please note, […]

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Gibraltar Garrison Library

A library for use by the garrison was established in 1793 and was housed originally in a building on Main Street. As the library grew in size, a larger building was required and the British Government agreed to fund the construction of the imposing colonial style building which exists today. The library grew to well […]


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