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Visit Gibraltar

Visit Gibraltar with Leighton Travels.

Visit Gibraltar.

In the spring of 2017 I was coming to the end of a wonderful year living in the city of Malaga in the south of Spain. With just a few months to go until I left for a new teaching post in China, I set about ticking off as much of southern Spain as I possibly could.

Things to see and do in Gibraltar

Visit Gibraltar.

Eventually, my attention turned to Gibraltar, the tiny little British territory situated on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.

Visit Gibraltar on the Iberian Peninsula

Visit Gibraltar.

I had long been fascinated by the prospect of Gibraltar. In fact, I set off on that trip not quite knowing what I would discover. After all, some say it’s one of the loveliest corners of Spain’s south coast.

According to others though, Gibraltar is an awful place. A kind of Costa del Sol offshoot that made visitors feel like they were in an episode of Eastenders. But, you know, in the sun.

Devil's Gap Road in Gibraltar.

Visit Gibraltar: Devil’s Gap Road.

However, much to my delight, I found myself quickly charmed. First there was the town, a quaint, laid-back slab of retro Britain with delightful bits of history around every corner.

Visit Gibraltar the South Bastion 1540

Visit Gibraltar: The South Bastion.

But it was the nature on offer that truly won me over. Especially Gibraltar’s world famous rock and the spectacular reserve it sits in. Oh, and how could I forget the territory’s amazing community of Barbary macaques.

Barbary macaques in Gibraltar.

Monkey business in Gibraltar.

Moreover, my day hike across the stunning Mediterranean Steps, a nature trail I hadn’t even heard of prior to my arrival, will live long in the memory.

Visit Gibraltar The Mediterranean Steps hiking trail

Visit Gibraltar: Hiking the Mediterranean Steps trail.

For the full lowdown on my adventures in this unique corner of the world, why not Visit Gibraltar through my articles on:

Gibraltar Nature Reserve

The Mediterranean Steps

& my handpicked spots from across Gibraltar

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