Undoubtedly its iconic image, the Rock of Gibraltar is a piece of natural beauty that has played its part in the most human conflicts of the 20th century, with an intricate network of tunnels bored through its heart. Oh, there are monkeys too, lots and lots of monkeys. Barbary macaques to be exact, Europe’s only native monkeys, to be absolutely correct. They spend most of their time on the Rock, but don’t be surprised to see them wander into the town to look for food, or maybe stop for a pint at The Clipper.
So what exactly is Gibraltar? This is Europe’s most unusual spot, a 1980s English seaside town transported to the Mediterranean and left to get on with it, creating an atmosphere that definitely isn’t Spanish, is somewhat English, but is absolutely Gibraltarian.