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The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House)

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Address: Willis Road, Gibraltar
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Let your imagination run riot

Parts of this castle are so old and you can just imagine the occupants from the 1100s. This was the defence of last resort. The layout was very well planned. There's a calming... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parts of this castle are so old and you can just imagine the occupants from the 1100s. This was the defence of last resort. The layout was very well planned. There's a calming herb garden with water features and a seat - you'll need a rest after all the steps.

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can visit the place as a part of your visit to the rock with a taxi guided tour. Historically interesting but nothing to rave about.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle was not completely open, we could only see small parts of it. What we did see was limited inside, the outside is majestic and the views and photos we captured there and in front of it were some of the best of that day. It photographs beautifully in the sun, rain, and cold days. (we experienced all three... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very old castle full of history that offers great views out over Gibraltar from the top. Worth a visit if you enjoy history.

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Thank lou_rosee
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

You can climb to the top and enjoy nice views. The steps are modern internal steel with only a small part of the interior accessible. The centre is just a void with the stairs around the walls. The climb to the top is worth it.

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Hamina, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a great Moorish Castle built about 700 years ago. We stopped here during our tour and you see a great place for take some photos and our thanks to our driver he told us a lot of history of this castle. However if you are not a fan old castle's it might be a waste of your time?

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited here as part of mini bus tour of the rock. Great views of the port and the airport runway. a good bit of history with lots of battle scars.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Folks expecting a castle by European standards will be disappointed. This smallish gem was constructed by the Moors and could likely withstand an atomic blast. It is impressive and you can imagine how it served as a fortress as it is a solid block arising from the hillside. You can walk about in most of it and go up on... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The castle is a solid block that rises from the lower slopes of the rock. It offers good views of the north including the airport. Interesting historical information is provided.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A good 60 minute trek up steps and roads and not that much to look at when you get there. Take the local mini service bus which stops about 300 metres away if you want to visit. Generally run down and quite neglected but view over town is good

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