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Nelson's Anchorage

Rosia Bay, Gibraltar
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Steeped in History

Again, interested in naval history this was one of my spots on the list to tick off. A beautiful... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
kejamieson
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Somerset, United Kingdom
a shame it is not up to standard

A shame that this very historical place is in disrepair. So much could be made to reflect the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Christine R
,
Launceston, United Kingdom
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31 Dec 2017
“a shame it is not up to standard”
21 May 2018
“Steeped in History”
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Rosia Bay, Gibraltar
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Again, interested in naval history this was one of my spots on the list to tick off. A beautiful setting and you can truly imagine the old ships anchoring here.

Thank kejamieson
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A shame that this very historical place is in disrepair. So much could be made to reflect the importance of this deep little harbour, where Nelson's body was brought in a barrel of rum following his death at the Battle of Trafalgar

1  Thank Christine R
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I always enjoy a good walk around gib when I visit and if you venture down to Rosia Bay you can check out this peaceful corner juxtaposed with the 100 ton gun!

1  Thank Pengadil
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is where Nelson's body was brought in a barrel of brandy to be brought to the UK after he was killed in the Battle of Trafalgar. Unfortunately this is currently in ruins and hopefully it is in the process of major renovation

1  Thank Christine R
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

We walked 2 miles from the centre of town to see the gun . We were glad as it only cost £1 each to get in . It is a big gun never fired in anger.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took the trouble to travel out to Rosia Bay, which, in the late 18th & early 19th century, was the location of a large Britsh naval facility, and where the Victory was towed after the battle of Trafalgar, and where Admiral Nelson's body came...More

2  Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

If you happen to be on a tour that takes you to 100 ton gun, then OK and spend a few extra minutes viewing Nelson's Anchorage.

Thank sentellr
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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Worth a quick visit if you are in the area visiting the 100 ton gun but wouldn't make the journey if that all there was to see here.

Thank Garden3
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Great to see the spot where Nelson's body was brought ashore before onward transmission to the UK in a barrel of spirits. But looks like that was when any money was last spent on the area. It is badly run down and could be made...More

1  Thank Big-G66
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Very good gun exhibition well interesting and informative to the history seekers. The actual place tho is in need of restoration and a clean up.

Thank Rebecca M
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