Forts / Batteries / Castles, Gibraltar
Parsons Lodge is at Camp Bay. It sits high on a hill overlooking the straits of Gibraltar. Below the Lodge is the only natural bay in Gibraltar and for that reason it was fortified.
There are lots of underground tunnels at this Lodge.
Open 10.00am - 7.00pm every day except Mondays.
Admission is £2.00
Nelsons Anchorage is the old port of Gibraltar, built by the Spanish in 1627 and also where Captain Nelson's body was brought ashore at Rosia Bay from his ship HMS Victory after the Battle of Trafalgar.Open 9.30 - 3.15pm Monday - Saturday
Last entry 5.00pm
(or included in the Nature Reserve Ticket)
In the late 18th century when the city was under siege from the Spanish, many people died not just from the fighting but from disease and this small museum on the rock tells of his history.
This was closed when we visited due to subsidance and I think it was said that renovation was going to be carried out.. The building dates from the 11th century and was huge in its time as it extended all the way down to Castment Square.
Not far from the Hotel one can still walk among the ruins of the WW ll bunkers which are located right on the beach and put up by Spain to fortify the area around Gibraltar.
Makes for eerie feelings.
This is set up like the fortress in place during this and other sieges. You hear about how they suffered while being starved out. I enjoyed the 18th century graffiti written on the walls by bored soldiers.
Coming into town you'll undoubtably notice the remains of a castle to your left, up on the rock. This was once a moorish castle, though now the Union Jack flies high above it. The castle apparently is accessible for viewing, but it was closed for renovation when I was there so we never made the trip. At night, the castle is illuminated with a spotlight, and look eerie with a full moon in the background.
If you do as we did and walk down the Rock, the Tower of Homage is the last attraction you come accross before you hit the suburban areas of Gibraltar.
It is the only remaining part of the Muslim Castle built in 1333.
There is nothing on the first few floors of the tower, but go up the steep steps to the top floor and you enter restored rooms, with great views. The tower itself is not very big.
Nearly all of the Spanish and Arabic buildings were sadly destroyed during the Great Seige in 1779-1783.
Nelsons Anchorage, is so called because it is where Nelsons body was brought ashore by HMS Victory, after the Battle of Trafalgar.
There is a small military museum here with a 100 Ton Cannon Gun pointing out to see, made in Britian in 1870.
Its Free to get in on a Sunday, but we wandered in on Thursday & there was no one to take out money
The Moorish Castle Complex is made up of various buildings, gates, fortified walls and its most dominant features, The Tower of Homage and The Gate House. The former is an impressive sight, clearly visible to all visitors, not only because of its striking construction but also because of its dominant and strategic position.
The accessible part of the old castle is the Tower of Homage which dominates the hill side and landward approach to Gibraltar. It dates to the year 1333 AD. Seen to the right is one of the three Marinas
You have a few remains from the old days where Lord Nelson was down there to fight and get killed.
They are scatterd around Gibraltar and gives the place an even more historical feel to it.
You will see this in your Rock Tour. This anciect fortress was rebuilt in 1333. It is on the rock at the north west slope. ItsTower of Homage dominates the only land entrance to Gilbraltar.
This gun 100 ton gun was manufactured in 1870 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. and one of only 12 built.
It is at the Napier of Magdala Battery.
Top floor of the Tower of Homage, which is the only part of the tower which has been restored