Nelson’s Anchorage


At the southwestern end of town, Nelson's Anchorage pinpoints the site where Nelson's body was brought ashore from the HMS Victory after the Battle of Trafalgar – preserved in a rum barrel, so legend says. A 100-tonne, British-made Victorian supergun commemorates the spot.

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1. St Michael’s Cave

0.55 MILES

About 25 minutes' walk south down St Michael's Rd from the top cable-car station (or up from the Apes' Den), this natural grotto is crammed with…

2. Upper Rock Nature Reserve

0.56 MILES

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3. Windsor Suspension Bridge

0.62 MILES

The spine-tingling, 71m-long Windsor Suspension Bridge spans a 50m-tall gorge within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.

4. O’Hara’s Battery

0.66 MILES

About a 1km (15-minute) walk south down St Michael’s Rd from the top cable-car station, O’Hara’s Rd leads up to the left to O’Hara’s Battery, an…

5. Alameda Botanic Gardens

0.67 MILES

Take a break from Gibraltar’s manic traffic amid these lush gardens of bougainvillea, drago trees and more, scene of Molly Bloom’s famous sexual exploits…

6. Skywalk

0.75 MILES

This glass-floor top-of-the-rock Skywalk sits within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.

7. Gorham's Cave Complex

0.75 MILES

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8. Apes' Den

0.76 MILES

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