Gibraltar Airport with rock in background

Day 1. A week in Gibraltar

What better way to escape the bitterly cold British winter weather than to spend a week in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.  At only 3 miles (5km) long and 0.75 miles (1.2km) wide it's a tiny relic of the former British empire but with more than enough to keep us entertained during our stay. …

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Gibraltar Cable Car

Day 2. The top of the Rock, Gibraltar

Pulling back the curtains we witnessed the most beautiful sunrise over the bay and it made me so happy to be spending time in wonderful Gibraltar.  Breakfast at The Rock Hotel takes place in the Terrace Restaurant where we tucked into a large buffet selection of fresh fruit, cold meats, cheese, bread and pastries.  Eggs …

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Rock of Gibraltar from the Skywalk

Day 3. Exploring Gibraltar

We started the day with a visit to the Gibraltar National Museum on Bomb House Lane in the centre of town.  Standard admission is £5 with a combination ticket being available at £8 to include a visit to the Gorham's Cave complex viewing platform near Europa Point. Galleries cover the history of the Rock starting …

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Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

Day 4. The Garrison Library & Spirit of the Rock, Gibraltar

What more could a girl wish for - our planned morning activities were to visit a heritage library and a gin distillery both of which I love dearly!  After a hearty breakfast at the Rock Hotel we headed into town to explore the Gibraltar Garrison Library. Founded in 1793 as a military library, it became …

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Gibraltar EBike Rental

Day 5. E-Biking around Gibraltar

After a delicious breakfast at the Rock Hotel we were all set to go for another fun filled day exploring Gibraltar.  First on the agenda was something totally new to us, a morning of e-biking up to the top of Rock.  EBike Gibraltar are based at Ocean Village and from there one can take a …

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Paddleboarding in Gibraltar

Day 6. Paddle boarding & dolphin watching in Gibraltar

It was such a warm morning that we were pleased to find tables had been laid for breakfast on the sun bathed terrace, which was such a delight during the winter and definitely the nicest possible way to start the day. After feeling recharged with an extra croissant and more coffee we headed to Sandy …

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GIbraltar phone box, Alameda Gardens

Day 7. A walk around Gibraltar

Our final day in Gibraltar gave us an opportunity to explore more of the territory.  From our base at the Rock Hotel we took a morning stroll all the way around to Camp Bay, a small rocky beach overlooking the Bay of Gibraltar. Due to its location at the southern end of the bay, it …

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Rock Hotel, Gibraltar

The Rock Hotel, Gibraltar

Hotel Review Location: The Rock Hotel is an historic hotel built in 1932 in art deco style located in a commanding position on the Rock of Gibraltar.  It quickly became a magnet for the rich and famous and is considered to be one of Europe's iconic hotels so we were looking forward to following in …

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