"O'Haras Battery" Top 5 Page for this destination Gibraltar Off The Beaten Path Tip by GibJoe

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I have included this tip under the 'off the beaten track' because this tourist attraction is not open for the public which is a pity. O'haras Battery is at the very top of the Rock. On this site a tower once existed that was built during the comand of General O'hara 1787 - 1799. He thought that if the Rock was a little higher he could see Spanish ships as they left Cadiz. It was of course a failure and it became known as 'O'haras Folly'. The tower was latter demolished and a gun was placed in the site. In 1935, the battery was reconstructed with a 9.2inch gun with a range of 16.8miles.

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  • Written Apr 8, 2008
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