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Introduction to Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a wonderfully affordable holiday destination which gives you the best of both worlds. Warm Mediterranean sunshine combines with the quaintest and quirkiest bits of colonial charm to give you a taste of Britain as it used to be – well, if it was towed 1,500 miles south away from the good old British weather!

What makes Gibraltar such an affordable and hassle free destination is that you can use your hard earned pounds sterling here. But again, this is where Gibraltar is both familiar and very different at the same time. Whilst prices may be in pounds and pence, they are considerably lower than what you would expect to pay in the UK due to Gibraltar's unique VAT and duty-free status. Even the shopping in Gibraltar has that home from home feel as you will find the likes of Marks and Sparks, Morrison's, BHS and even Mothercare - to name but a few.

These savings on your duty free and gifts will give you more money to sample the impressive and burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene that makes Gibraltar a hit for visitors of all ages. From the elegance and charm of the Rock Hotel Restaurant to the lively Taps Bar Restaurant (a Tapas restaurant where you pour your own beer!), you will not go hungry or thirsty in Gibraltar.

But it's not just Gibraltar's excellent value for money that makes it a perennially popular destination for British tourists. With a choice of daily flights from many of the UK's main airports, it has never been more accessible or affordable to take the short two and a half hour to this piece of Britain in the sun.

Given Gibraltar's strategic location at the entrance to the Mediterranean, straddling Europe and Africa, it need not be just a short break destination but can serve as an excellent base to explore the wider region. With exotic Tangiers in Morocco a short catamaran ride away and the Costa del Sol on your doorstep, your stay in Gibraltar can be an affordable choice for a week or even two weeks away in the sun.

But of course you don't need to leave Gibraltar to find plenty to do to entertain travellers of any age. Gibraltar's excellent beaches will provide even the most serious sun-worshipper with ample of opportunity to catch some rays with the gentle Mediterranean breeze providing the perfect cooling balance. Tired of the beach? Never fear, there is so much more to discover in Gibraltar. Take a trip to the stunning St. Michael's Caves, discover the Barbary apes – Gibraltar's most famous locals, take a dolphin safari, a trip to the top of the rock by cable car or indulge in some of Gibraltar's exciting and varied water sports on offer.

If your interest has been piqued, why not check out the wide range of offers we have available, search and create your own dream trip or call our team for impartial and expert advice.

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