Gibraltar

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Gibraltar Levant Battery

The path passes along open ground above the southern plateau with excellent views across the strait to Africa. The now derelict Levant Battery is a feature at this point. The battery was part of the Windmill Hill batteries. Extreme care should be taken if you intend to explore the battery by leaving the Mediterranean Steps […]

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Gibraltar Museum

The Museum has many rooms from which the locations listed above have been chosen. Exhibits include a wide range of objects, as well as models and dioramas. There are graphic presentations of scenes and events as seen through the eyes of artists. There are records, consisting of printed works, manuscripts, and thousands of photographs. The […]

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Gibraltar Signal Hill Battery

Nothing remains of battery which has been covered by the top cable car station, superimposed in red below. The battery was one of the Upper Ridge batteries. The ruins adjacent to the cable car station are part of a set of support buildings which included a guard house and stores. All are in a poor […]

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Gibraltar Princess Royal’s Battery

Formally called Queen Anne’s or Queen’s Battery, it mounted twelve guns in 1727. After the Great Siege it was renamed after Princess Charlotte, eldest daughter of George III who then became Princess Royal. The old Princess Royal battery was located near the entrance to the Middle Galleries. The plan of the battery was fan-like and […]

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Gibraltar Spur Battery

Spur Battery together with O’Hara’s, and Lord Airey’s batteries formed the Upper Battery and was in service until 7th April 1976 when they were all fired for the last time. The gun was removed from the battery in 1981 and now forms part of an Imperial War Museum branch at Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England. The […]

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Gibraltar Princess Amelia’s Battery

In 1942, during WW2 there was a proposal to install seven new 5.25″ anti-aircraft guns on the rock, three of these went to West Battery on the south of the rock between Windmill Hill and Europa Point. The other four guns were mounted in a rebuilt Princess Anne’s Battery with work being completed many years […]

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Gibraltar Middle Hill Battery

Middle Hill is an area littered with a variety of military buildings and facilities. In 1727 Middle Hill Battery had a Signal gun and by 1859 there was still only one gun but by 1900 six 10-inch RML guns were in position similar to Spyglass Battery further to the south on the ridge. The layout […]

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Gibraltar Lord Airey’s Battery

This battery is named after General Richard, Lord Airey, who was Governor of Gibraltar from 1865 to 1870. During the Crimean war he was quartermaster-general to Lord Raglan and was party to the fateful destruction of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. During what subsequently looked like an Army cover-up, he was exonerated of charges of […]

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Gibraltar Diving

Explore Gibraltar’s spectacular underwater world with more than 30 wrecks, reefs and pinnacles to choose from. Gibraltar offers excellent sport for beginners, experienced open water and wreck divers. Gibraltar enjoys teeming marine life in a vibrant display of colours. You are likely to come across octopus, moray eels, plenty of bass, bream, sea mullet, sunfish […]


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