You will stop at the very top, with stunning views of both sides of the rock, 400 meters above sea level. Here, you meet the rock’s main pack of Barbary Apes, all ages and sizes, and maybe even have a close encounter. This pack totals a number of approximately 40 apes, which we know well. Introduced in 1750, at present there’s approximately 200 apes roaming free on the upper rock. ”No touching or feeding allowed”, as they can bite.
St. Michael's Cave
300 meters above sea level, we’ll have a 20 minute visit in this natural grotto to admire its beauty with stalactites and lighting display. Inhabited by the Neanderthals and visited since the time of the Romans, prepared as an emergency hospital during WWII. Today it is a main tourist attraction and used for concerts and social events.
The tunnels of World War II
This tour also includes seeing where Churchill and Eisenhower sat, thought up and planned Operation Torch – the invasion of North Africa.
After years of abandonment these tunnels were opened to the public for guided tours. The tour, available on a daily basis, takes about an hour and you will be able to view the places Eisenhower and Churchill worked during the planning of the invasion of North Africa in 1941. You enter the tunnels at Hay's level just by the Moorish Castle.
To get there either walk up Willis' Road going past the Sacred Heart Church and bearing right at old St Bernard's Hospital or catch the nr. 2 minibus from town. Walking through the tunnels listening to the qualified tour guide is fascinating enough but you can also look forward to visiting Jock's balcony, a unique look out on the sheer north face of the Rock which overlooks the airfield, the local cemetery and northwards over the Coast del Sol.
- Included: Entrance fee/Ticket to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 150