"Onto the Rock - Union Jack Steps" A View at the Top Tip by Airpunk

A View at the Top, Gibraltar: 31 reviews and 47 photos

  Union Jack Steps
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      Union Jack Steps
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  • Steps leading to Old Queens Road - Gibraltar
      Steps leading to Old Queens Road
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      Look for this sign when going down
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There are two ways leading from the old town up to the rocks. One is using a set of steps leading to a place near the Moorish Tower or go via Wills?s road to the same direction. The other one are the so-called Union Jack steps. They start near the crossing of Prince Edward Road / Castle Road which is located behing the Garrison Library. If you stand at this crossing, looking up to the rock, look for the upper right way, leaving Lime Kiln Road after behind you on the left hand side after a couple of meters. You will soon see the steps with the painted Union Jack which were constructed in 1967. They are your gateway to the rock. From there, a path (lloking more like wilderness) starts which will lead you up to Old Queens Road. Follow it up to the left, pass Devil?s Gap Battery and continue from there your way up turning to the right. Soon you will see the Cable Car intermediate station. From there, you can follow the road system further up to the rock. Or look out from the ape?s den which is close to the station. Your thrid option is to use the Charles V walls to climb up the rock (see sepearate tip about that for further details).

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  • Written Dec 28, 2009
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