Cheap flights to Gibraltar are available from Manchester Airport, Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport as well as Heathrow Airport in London. Flights to Gibraltar may also be available from some regional airports around the UK. Citizens of the UK will not require a visa to enter Gibraltar. Flights to Gibraltar will arrive at Gibraltar Airport. The airport is very close to Gibraltar town centre and it is possible to get into town on foot. Taxis are available from the taxi ranks opposite the airport. The route number 3 bus operates round trip services between the airport and Europa Point, stopping at Main Street and other destinations on the way. Buses are available from the bus stop opposite the airport.
Gibraltar is very compact and it is possible to get around on foot. There is a small but efficient network of buses that provide services around the territory. Adult single tickets cost £1, but those planning multiple journeys within a day can save on fares by purchasing an all-day pass for £1.50. There are plenty of taxis in Gibraltar, and they can be hired from the taxi ranks around the town centre. Some taxis are also available for tours around Gibraltar.
The territory of Gibraltar boasts a large range of attractions that belie its tiny size. The spectacular Rock itself towers over the town. Visit the nature reserve in the Upper Rock to see the famous Barbary Macaques that live around the Apes’ Den. Explore St. Michael’s Cave, a spectacular natural grotto that hosts occasional music performances. Discover the lengthy Great Siege Tunnels dug into the interior of the Rock. Walk down to Europa Point to see the lighthouse and the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Europe’s southernmost mosque. Walk around the walls of the Moorish Castle, one of the most iconic buildings in Gibraltar.
Gibraltar’s duty-free status makes it an attractive shopping destination. The UK pound can be used here, so there is no need to fuss over exchange rates. Main Street has a range of independent shops and international chains including high street stalwart Marks and Spencer. Visit the Gibraltar Crystal Factory to pick up hand-blown crystal souvenirs. Casemates Square is lined with restaurants and cafes serving a variety of cosmopolitan cuisine, and the marinas offer waterside dining with pleasant views. Bianca’s menu is inspired by the territory’s Spanish and British heritage, with offerings such as Gambas Pil Pil and Prawn Cocktail making an appearance. Enjoy some after dinner drinks at the Lord Nelson pub or the Star Bar, or visit the Edinburgh Arms to drink at Europe’s most southerly pub.