The Great Siege Tunnels, Gibraltar

4.6
A pivotal factor in the British victory against the French and Spanish attempt to overtake Gibraltar, The Great Siege Tunnels house a small exhibit dedicated to this event. The tunnels were dug by hand--with a sledgehammer, a crowbar, and some gunpowder--out of the limestone rock between 1779 and 1783. The holes for the cannon guns were originally opened with another purpose (as air-vents), but their potential was immediately recognized and tunnels soon became gun emplacements. See some of the original Victorian arms as well as dioramas depicting miners at work and soldiers under the siege. Put The Great Siege Tunnels on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Gibraltar online trip itinerary maker.
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  • Very well presented showing the history of the tunnels and Gibraltar. Lovely views, amazing to think of how these were built.  more »
  • A really interesting tour that gives a great insight into Gibraltar's military history. Knowledgeable guides who seem genuinely passionate about the history of the tunnels  more »
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  • Impressive tunnels, somewhat narrow. Be careful not to hit your head. It’s the same way in and out, so the further you venture in, the further you have to go back afterwards. Well worth the visit, great views.
  • Love the history of this, great little walk, beautiful views and cool air rushing through the tunnels, refreshing after a hike around The Rock
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