Gibraltar has always been of supreme strategic importance but with Italy’s entry into WWII and a powerful Germany already dominating Europe this grew.
These tunnels: created by the Royal Engineers and the Canadian Army, were the answer to the ever-growing problem of storage, space and siege accommodation.
Dubbed an ‘underground city’ the entire 16,000 strong garrison could be housed here along with enough food to last them 16 months. The entire tunnel network inside the Rock is approximately 34 miles, 55 kilometres.
Access is available and viable for those with limited mobility; however, please be aware that at times the site reverts to steep inclines and narrow spaces and as such can be difficulty for those with such an impairment. Due to the sites historical heritage value no works can be undertaken to rectify or improve this.