The Great Siege Tunnels, Gibraltar

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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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  • We arrived in Gib by cruise ship and wanted to squeeze rather most of our day there. We signed up for this trip that collected us by small mini bus (very narrow roads) and were taken up the Rock with ...  more »
  • I visited the great siege tunnels on my 3rd rock trip. Absolutely amazing IMHO. When one considers the extent of the work and how it was carried out by men with no protective kit using picks and charg...  more »
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  • Nice the first time but after being to these tunnels every year with visitors, I realize (in my opinion) that it is fairly boring. Nevertheless great views and an awesome experience.
  • Great tour, we had a great English speaking guide on the tour we took, take your mozzie spray
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