The short answer is unfortunately, no. The Cable Car was built in the 1960’s when regrettably they were not mindful of wheelchairs and other accessibility issues. We are pleased to be able to report that a new Cable Car including bae and top station is planned and which will resolve this and other issues. We look forward to welcoming everyone in summer 2020.
The short answer is unfortunately, no. The installation was built in the 1960 when little or no thought was given to making places wheelchair friendly. There are stairs not only at the base station but also at the top station. We are very aware of this issue and aim to resolve the matter at the earliest opportunity however due to the fact that it will involve major works there is no quick fix. We can only apologise and hope to be able to welcome all visitors soon.
At the Cable Car, the safety of our passengers comes first. The Cable Car is subject to adverse weather conditions so we do close without warning if the wind becomes too strong or there is a thunder storm. If this is the case a full refund is issued. Just take note of the time and date you visited and state it when you email email@example.com Having said that we will constantly monitor the wind strengths and will reopen if and when the wind calms down so it is always worth trying again.
The Cable Car does close once a year for it’s maintenance period usually in January.
If you are travelling in a group of 8 or more and are looking to organise some private and personalised tours we recommend you contact local transport specialist Calypso Tours. They have a fleet of twenty-two air-conditioned coaches, each with a capacity for twenty-two passengers. The Calypso team will be able to advise and arrange a whole range of tours whether in and around Gibraltar, Southern Spain and even Morocco. They can also sort out transfers to and from airports or to provide transfers for your wedding party. Click here to contact Calypso Tours.
There are no camping facilities on the Rock, but there are a number of nearby camping sites in Spain. Caravans may only be imported into Gibraltar provided a license has been previously obtained from HM Customs Gibraltar, Customs House, Waterport, Gibraltar. Tel +350 20078879
Drivers of camper vans are warned that Gibraltar’s streets are narrow. It is best that they be parked outside the city walls. Camper vans are not allowed into the Upper Rock or at most tourist sites. Be aware that camper vans are not allowed to park anywhere in Gibraltar.
English is the first language in Gibraltar most locals are bilingual in Spanish too. They also speak Llanito which is indigenous to Gibraltar and marries both Spanish and English words along with its own vocabulary. Suffice to say if you can speak English or Spanish you can communicate.
Gibraltar is a beautiful place to get married. Follow in the footsteps of Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Frederick Forsythe, Des O’ Connor, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. All the arrangements can be made in advance including a unique choice of historic venues however none can beat the spectacular views offered by the Mons Calpe Suite at the Cable Car Top Station .
Go to our getting married page for more information.
Absolutely nothing! It is illegal to feed them with a £500 fine if you get caught. They are fed twice a day with nutritionally balanced food to maintain their health by Government appointed keepers. Sweets, chocolate and in some cases chewing gum are not considered healthy and will only give them diabetes.
Errr? They are wild, of course they will bite if provoked or teased. Be sensible and calm around them and you will be fine. Pull faces or touch them and they could get aggressive. They are cute and fluffy but they are not dolls or toys.
1. Right here of course! Click here and you can be ready to rock as soon as you arrive.
2. You can also buy tickets at our Gibraltarinfo ticket office found on the Spanish side of the Spain/Gibraltar land frontier. You can’t miss it. With each purchase the staff will also offer you a free local Gibraltar bus ticket with every purchase. Don’t worry if you purchase on line you can redeem your bus voucher at the ticket desk before you pass through into Gibraltar. (TBC)
3. You can also make the most of the Cable Car and Nature Reserve combination tickets from the ticket office at both the Cable Car. (located at Grand Parade)
N.B. if you do buy a combination ticket that includes the Nature Reserve you will need to redeem your voucher at the Cable Car ticket office before entering into the Nature Reserve.
That is up to your own personal taste however most visitors want to see the Apes at least. Following that St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels are a good starting point. The best way to do these is to ride the Cable Car, the tickets for the Nature Reserve as well as the Cave and the Tunnels can be bought on the same ticket. In this way you can ride to the Top Station, walk to Cave then through the Apes den to the Siege tunnels finally walking past the castle into town leaving you time to shop as well.
Gibraltar is just over 5 kms long and at its widest 1.2kms. The easiest way to move around is by local transport. Bus Number 5 runs from the frontier to Casemates (Central Bus Terminus where you can catch all other buses) and beyond passing the Coach Park, Ferry Terminal, Supermarket, Hospital until reaching the Kings Bastion Leisure Centre (located near the centre of town). Bus numbers 2, 3 & 4 all go to the Cable Car, located at the southern end of the Main Street. Bus number 2 takes you to Europa Point and Bus n1 takes you up to the Moorish Castle.
Walking into the town centre will take about 15 minutes along Winston Churchill Avenue, across the airport runway and finally following the signs via Landport Tunnel into Casemates square. At the frontier there are also plenty of taxi’s that will give you a full tour of the Rock and its sights but you will need to negotiate the price. There is also a Gibraltarinfo kiosk on the Spanish side of the frontier and a Tourist Information Kiosk as you walk through the customs building.
If you have a car you can drive into Gibraltar but be warned it is difficult to find parking and you might find yourself in a lengthy queue to either enter or exit the Rock. We recommend that you park you car on the Spanish side of the frontier and catch the bus.
In Gibraltar we use the Pound Sterling, this is exactly the same currency used in the United Kingdom.
However you will find both Government of Gibraltar issued notes and Bank of England issued notes in circulation in Gibraltar completely intermixed. They have different designs and exactly the same values in Gibraltar but NOT in the UK. You will also find Gibraltar issued coins intermixed with UK issued coins – again they are the same weight and size and hold the same value in Gibraltar but NOT in the UK.
Many places will also accept Euros and some may accept US Dollars. However your change may be in Pounds Sterling, and you might not get the best rate.
You can find money exchange shops (bureau de change) in the airport / land border area, and along Main Street.
The standard rules apply as with ALL EU countries. If you are a citizen of the European Union you are free to come and go but you will need your passport to show at the border checkpoint. Please ask your own embassy before you arrange a visit to avoid any mistakes. If you have any further questions go to www.gibraltar.gov.uk/visa.php
Please see our How to get there page.
Whatever the time of year you decide to come you will receive a warm welcome but if you are also looking for some sun we recommend you plan your holiday any time between May and September. The hottest months are July and August with temperatures averaging 27º Centigrade. Winters are mild and you if you are lucky you will enjoy the warm Mediterranean sunshine at any time of year.