Gibraltar Travel Information

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Gibraltar Scene Gibraltar is a British overseas territory situated at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. The territory was ceded to Great Britain in perpetuity under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. Since the 18th century, Gibraltar has been a symbol of British naval strength, and it is commonly known in that context as “the Rock.” It remains an important base for the Royal Navy as it controls the entrance and exit to the Mediterranean Sea via the Strait of Gibraltar. At just 9 miles wide, this naval choke point remains strategically important. Half the world's seaborne trade passes through it, mainly due to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Although it's predominately a rock, there are some beaches and lido's on it's southern and eastern side.

Things to do in Gibraltar: Cable Car • Coasteering • Reef and wreck diving • Dolphin Watching Boat Trip • Guided eBike tour of the Rock • Lower St Michael's Cave • UNESCO World Heritage Site Mediterranean Steps • O’Hara’s Battery • Goat’s Hair Twin Caves • The Upper Rock Nature Reserve • Upper Rock Glass Skywalk • Windsor Suspension Bridge • Camp Bay and Little Bay Beach and Lido • Catalan Bay and fishing village • Eastern Beach • Sandy Bay Beach • Casemates Square • The Admiral and the Sunborn casinos • Chatham Counterguard Restaurants & Bars • Gibraltar National Museum and Moorish Baths • Ocean Village Marina Bay • Europa Point • Queensway Quay • Upper Rock Walking Tour • World War II Tunnels • The Great East-side Sand Slopes and former Water Catchments • The Great Siege Tunnels • The Moorish Castle • UNESCO World Heritage Site Viewing Platform • Gibraltar Botanic Gardens • The Barbary Macaques at Apes' Den • Landport Gate • The Northern Defences above Landport tunnel • Parson's Lodge • St Michael's Cave • Commonwealth Park • Gorham’s Cave Complex World Heritage Site • Birdwatching Tours • Fishing trips • Day trips to Tangier

Highly rated hotels in Gibraltar: Sunborn Gibraltar • The Eliott Hotel • Rock Hotel Gibraltar • The Caleta Hotel Gibraltar

Gibraltar's electricity is 240V 50Hz and uses plug types C & G
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Gibraltar Airport is 1,086 miles, with a flight time of approx 2.5 hrs. Gibraltar's IATA airport code is GIB.
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Climate: The climate of Gibraltar is Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm, sunny summers. Its location on the Strait also protects it from the freezing cold and from the intense heat of the mainland. The coldest month is January and the warmest is August. Rainfall follows a Mediterranean pattern, so it's more abundant from November to February while it is very rare in summer. The wind blows frequently. In the cold half of the year, it blows from the west, together with Atlantic depressions. In spring and summer, an easterly wind is more prominent which that increases its speed when channelled into the strait. Sometimes, the wind creates a peculiar cloud on the Rock of Gibraltar, which hangs over the central part of the city and can descend towards the plain generating some fogs. Winter, from December to February, is mild, and characterized not only by sunny periods, but also periods of bad weather with wind and rain which can be particularly heavy or frequent. However, its location on the peninsula means the city is quite sheltered from the cold. Spring, from March to mid-June, is mild, and receives less rain and more sunshine. In March, and sometimes in the first half of April, there may still be heavy rains but by May and June the good weather arrives but the cloud above the rock often forms. Summer, from mid-June to mid-September, is warm and sunny, but less so than in southern Spain. Typically, the temperatures are not very high, and remain below 30°C. The air is moist and a lively sea breeze can blow. Even in July, and more rarely in August, there may be some quite cool and cloudy days, with highs around 26°C. But that wind can blow from Africa which can bring some hot days with highs about 35°C. Autumn, from mid-September to November, is mild. As autumn progresses, the rainy periods gradually increase. In September, there are still lots of warm, sunny days but by late October the weather can be much more cloudy and rainy although mild.

BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LHR‑GIB
(BA) ba

Economy5 510
Business40 4080

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, ulSriLankan Airlines

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Gibraltar, (Zone 2, 651-1,150 miles)

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