See where Churchill and Eisenhower sat, thought up and planned Operation Torch – the invasion of North Africa.
Worls War II Tunnels
After years of abandonment these tunnels were opened to the public for guided tours. The multilingual handheld audio tour, available on a daily basis (see details below), takes about an hour and you will be able to view the places Eisenhower and Churchill worked during the planning of the invasion of North Africa in 1941. You enter the tunnels at Hay’s level just by the Moorish Castle. To get there either walk up Willis’ Road going past the Sacred Heart Church and bearing right at old St Bernard’s Hospital or catch the No2 minibus from town. Walking through the tunnels listening to the qualified tour guide is fascinating enough but you can also look forward to visiting Jock’s balcony, a unique look out on the sheer north face of the Rock which over looks the airfield, the local cemetery and northwards over the Coast del Sol.
Summer Hours: 09:30 to 1915hrs (last tour starts at 1815hrs)
Winter hours: 0900hrs to1815hrs (last tour starts at 1715hrs)
How to get there:
Although the tunnels are located with in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve this is not one of the sights included in the Nature Reserve entrance ticket. The tunnels are located at the northern end of the Nature Reserve and is a short walk up from the Moorish Castle you will be required to buy a separate entrance ticket for the tour as well as a ticket for the Nature Reserve.
It is necessary, and highly recommended during weekends and public holidays as you may be required to wait until the next available tour, to pre book a slot for the tour. Bookings can only be taken during office hours (0900- 1600) Monday- Friday (excluding bank holidays). call +350 200 71633 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org