Family holidays in Gibraltar

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  • Gibraltar Family holidays

    Take your loved ones on a family holiday in Gibraltar and you can see for yourself the British part of the Iberian Peninsula, a tiny 2.6 square mile patch of land dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar. In its shadow nestles the city, and together - apart from some wildlife and the waters off the coast - the two more or less sum up everything there is to experience in Gibraltar. That's not to say that there's nothing to see though, as the city itself is vibrant and Spain is just across the border if you want to take a day trip there to add even more variety to your Gibraltar holiday.

    See Gibraltar on foot

    One of the clear advantages of Gibraltar's size is that everything is within a very small area, and this means that you can see much of the city and its surrounding geology on foot. Spend some of your cheap family holiday in Gibraltar walking around and soaking up the atmosphere of this outpost of the British Empire. At just a few square miles in total, you might want to walk end to end along the coastline, stopping in at any shops or cafes that catch your eye along the way.

    Gibraltar from the sea

    For the iconic view of Gibraltar, you actually have to get off of the land completely, so see if you can hire a boat during your family holiday in Gibraltar. Once you've found a vessel to carry you away from the coast, set sail away from the sea front. As you get a little way away from the mainland, turn and look back for the best view of the Rock of Gibraltar - this angle from a short distance out to sea shows it at its best, with the city at the foot of the Rock's face, just as you see it on the postcards for sale in the souvenir shops back on land.

    Living on the Rock

    Humans are not the only residents of Gibraltar, and the sheer size of the Rock means it is a naturally sheltered habitat for the animals capable of living on it. These include several small mammal species, such as bats, foxes and rabbits, while off the coast during your family holiday to Gibraltar you can also spot dolphins swimming around at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea.

    Why Gibraltar is so great for families

    A little slice of Britain located on the very southern tip of Spain. It's no surprise that Gibraltar is a unique destination for a family holiday. Speak English, spend in pounds, they've even got the classic red post boxes. What they also have is the Mediterranean sun and sea. That's why Gibraltar family holidays offer you the best of both worlds. No stress about language barriers or cultural misunderstandings, just a relaxing break where things are familiar but that extra bit special too.

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