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|Gibraltar city centre|
|North Front Airport (GIB): 1 mi from city centre|
Heading for a holiday on The Rock? This little slice of Britain enjoys the Spanish sunshine but you won't deny that it's also very English. There are daily flights to Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester. For the cheapest flights to Gibraltar, stick with EasyJet.
Gibraltar is popular and can be visited all year but summer in when tourism hits its peak. Book your flights to Gibraltar early and you won't be disappointed, especially if you're travelling in July or August.
Direct flights to Gibraltar take 2 hours 55 minutes from London.
Many Brits pair their holidays in Gibraltar with a trip to Spain's Andalucia region but there is certainly enough in Gibraltar to keep you busy for a couple of days. Europa Point, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, Upper Rock, the Siege Tunnels and even Dolphin watching tips are just the beginning.
Upper Rock: Gibraltar is famous for one thing: monkeys. More specifically, barbary macaques. You'll find them up on Upper Rock, a militarily installation and nature reserve. It's quite a steep climb so you'll be happy to have a car hire Gibraltar with you for this bit. Just remember don't feed the monkeys they are considerably domestic but are still wild animals.
Mediterranean Steps: If you're fit to climb and aren't afraid of heights we recommend taking the route from Jew's Gate Bird Observatory at the end of Engineer Road that winds all the way up at the top of the hill.
Algeciras: For a bit of Spanish culture, most head just across the border to Algeciras. The town's Plaza Alta is beautiful and a popular hangout spot. San Isidro area is a good place to go at night and as far as beaches go, try Getares or Rinconcillo Beach.
Find more information on Gibraltar.gov.uk.
Gibraltar has a number of options for accommodation. You'll find budget hostels, modest hotels and a couple of luxury options as well like the Rock Hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married.