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    Upper Rock Reserve

    by bugalugs Updated Oct 6, 2004

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    Mum and her baby

    The Upper Rock is a nature reserve and is open daily from 9.30am - 7pm.
    Admission price Adults: £7
    children 5-12 yrs £4
    Children under 4 are free
    Vehicles are charged £1.50 each
    These prices of admission include:
    St Michaels Cave
    Apes Den
    Military Heritage Centre
    Great Siege Tunnels
    Gibraltar City Under Siege exhibition
    Moorish Castle100 Ton gun (Nelsons Anchorage
    Admission for the rock but not including any attractions for pedestrians is 50p each.
    It does not include the Cable car which is £7.
    But of course you can walk up the Rock or drive.

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    Around the rock

    by mcb Written Apr 11, 2004

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    it is a great walk .. or car run.
    You'll see The Rock Apes, the apes are tailless monkeys, properly known as Barbary macaques. They are fun and they are very used to people. they let you touch them. it is really fun

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    Take your time...

    by sailornappo Written Apr 7, 2004
    Europe Point

    Like most "Tourists", we wanted to see as much as possible in a short time. There are guided tours by special taxis available, but we found them a bit pricey and opted to explore the attractions ourself in our car. With a proper map available for free at many places, one can pick and choose how much time to spend at each attraction. As the route is clearly marked on that little map, its easy to find the way around and one does not have to rush knowing that the driver is waiting to go on. The only challenge driving in Gibraltar are the EXTREMELY narrow roads. The EUROPE point is a must see.

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    The top of the rock

    by AKtravelers Written Feb 29, 2004

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    It's a long way down!

    Of course, you have to go to the top of the rock. Don't worry, there are railings to keep you from blowing off the edge. There's also a place to eat up there if you find yourself being overtaken by hunger.
    The associated picture is taken lookingstraight down on the east side. I hope you don't have vertigo!

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    The rock of Gibraltar

    by pinganille Written Feb 25, 2003

    There's several things to see here. Not only the monkeys but also some amazing caves with colourful stalactites and stalagmites, a beautiful view to the Atlantic Sea and Mediterrean at the same time (!) and a very beautiful nature reservate. And of course the bastions that are memories from many different wars.

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    The flora and fauna of the...

    by Alphons Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The flora and fauna of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve are of conservation interest. Within it are many of the animals and plants described in the Natural History section of this Fact File but the highlights are the Barbary Macaques (the famous Rock Apes), the Barbary Partridges, and flowers such as Gibraltar's own Chickweed, Thyme and Candytuft.ROCK APES The 'apes' are really tail-less monkeys found wild in Morocco and Algeria, with the ones on the Rock being the only free-ranging ones in Europe. At the Apes' Den (Queen's Gate) or around the Great Siege Tunnels you have the opportunity of seeing these fascinating monkeys at close quarters. Please remember that although they are normally well behaved, they are wild animals and despite their relative size can be dangerous. Here one of the Apes.

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    AccessGibraltar is accessible...

    by Alphons Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Gibraltar is accessible by air, land or sea. There are schedules flights from Gatwick, Luton and Manchester daily. The frontier land crossing is open 24 hours with no restrictions. You will however need your passport to cross and the Spanish and Gibraltarian customs officers check them regularly. There are also many cruise liners which stop off at Gibraltar throughout the Year. There is also daily ferry service to and from Morocco.
    This is the flag of Gibraltar.

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  • The Rings on the road

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    The Rings on the road

    When going up the Rock you can find rings on the side of the road. These rings where used to haul guns up the rock.

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    The Rock In The Morning

    In the morning the Rock can be clearly seen from far away. You can see the sun rise over it . The view is stunning even if you're staying in the worst hotel you've ever seen.

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    Click on this map of Gibraltar...

    by Geoff_Wright Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Click on this map of Gibraltar to plan your adventures!

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    Here a view taken from our...

    by Alphons Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Here a view taken from our ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The rock can you see already from a long distance.

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