Explore Gibraltar’s Upper Rock Nature Reserve

If you plan a holiday in Gibraltar, you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of attractions and activities available in such a small country. While Gibraltar may be tiny in size, it has a wealth of attractions to explore. From museums to historical landmarks, beaches to nature reserves, there is plenty to keep you engaged in Gibraltar.

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When in Gibraltar, you must include a visit a visit to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve to enjoy the breathtaking views, wildlife, attractions and amazing natural beauty in the area. You will need to buy tickets to tour the nature reserve. The ticket offers entrance to the Nature Reserve with some other attractions needing additional tickets to visit them.

Getting to the Upper Rock Reserve

Cable Car: The swiftest way to get to the Upper Rock Reserve is via cable car. It only takes 6 minutes to travel from town to the summit located at Upper Rock. Along the way, there are fantastic views of the area. Another Alternative is a station midway. Cable Cars do not stop at the mid station for 6 months (01 Apr-31 Oct). Some visitors like to reach the top explore the area and then travel to the station midway. The base station lies on Red Sands Road, where you can get tickets from the kiosk located in the area. Tickets for adults come with an interactive multimedia handheld guide, for which visitors need to deposit their ID. The guide is informative and offers information and an insight into the history of Upper Rock and other attractions in the area. Parking space is at the base station and there are a few bus stops in the area as well.

Walking: Definitely, the most economical way to get to the nature reserve; however, you need to be very fit to attempt the trip. While it does not involve climbing rocks, certain areas are rather steep to ascend. If you plan to make the trip up by foot it is best to begin in the morning around 11 am. This will give you ample time to spend in the area and a chance to visit the many other attractions found along the route.

Taxi tour: There are a number of tour operators with which you can book a taxi tour. Thos travelling from the Spanish side of the border into Gibraltar will find the tourist office a short distance from the customs office. Taxi tours could be economical if you opt for a shared taxi tour with 3 others in a group. Taxi tours are well suited for visitors who want to see most of the attractions at the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and do not enjoy walking.

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