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As part of our trip to Spain next January we are planning on visiting Gibraltar, having never been before.


Could anyone who has actually been there/nearby provide any info on local campsites? We would need to get a bus to the rock rather than take our MH in.


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I drove to Gib once from Marbella in a car. Couldnt even find anywhere to park that. To be honest I thought it was an overcrowded dump. Dont let me put you off but I wouldnt go out of your way to see it to be honest.
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Well we are!



We have never been and may only go once but at least we will have then been there and can have an opinion...


We'll probably only pop in for 1 day tbh whilst we are touring southern Spain



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From what I have heard Graham I would park up and walk in.

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I suspect things may have changed since we went there many years ago but just in case they haven't.
There were massive queues of vehicle trying to get in and many touts or whatever they may be called trying to get you to follow them to a private parking area, where people were charged exorbitant amounts for the service, luckily we were warned about the practice and weren't fooled but many were.

Another thing worth being aware of was that back then vehicles parked up were prime targets to be broken into as the thieves knew they would not be disturbed as they were sure where the owners were and they had many lookouts posted just in case.

If you do go hope all is good for you and you experience no problems.


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Rest assured we have no intention of taking our MH in there. We'll stay nearby and get a bus to the border and walk in from there.


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We have stayed twice at the Marina https://www.campercontact.com/en/spa...king-alcaidesa

You can watch the planes land and great night views of the rock.There is a guard on duty so feels very safe,water,waste and an easy 20 min walk into Gibraltar crossing the

runway.

It was good to have a pint of English Ale and the cable car up to the top,and the apes,and the walk down the Mediterranean steps.....but not much else !!!!!

It's easy to say don't bother when you've actually been yourself.

As you come along the seafront make sure to keep to the right for the Marina and don't get caught in the traffic to cross into Gibraltar
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I agree with all the other comments. I will ask Chris, when he gets up, if he remembers which campsite we stayed on. If you are going over by coach then you may not need to be too near?
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I'd also recommend the Aire at La Linea on the marina.

Great value and just a short walk over the border into Gib


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Donít get too excited at the prospect of visiting it. We went there last year. We wonít be going back!

The best way I can think of describing it is that itís like a chunk 1960ís Portsmouth that has been towed out to the Med and dumped, it doesnít appear to have had any investment since! There frankly is nothing of real interest to be seen. The streets are very narrow and crowded, there are loads of ďtatĒ shops and plenty of ďBritishĒ style pubs.

The ONLY thing I could say was interesting was the rock and itís associated tunnels etc. Donít even THINK of walking up unless your a tri-athlete. There is a cable car (expensive) and there are slightly lower priced mini bus trips to be had (the roads on the rock are VERY narrow indeed)

If you can find a coach/bus trip from a distance out thatís what I would go for, the chances of finding a parking space anywhere near the rock are infinitesimal, if you DO find a parking space you will need a trust fund to pay for it.

I am sure you can see a bit of a pattern to the responses! Thereís a reason for that!

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