The focus of much dispute with Spain, Gibraltar – 'the rock' as it is known – remains a dependency of Britain. Native Gibraltarians are friendly and proud of their identity and the small, yet nicely formed, peninsula next to Spain makes for a relaxed destination.
Curious caves, quirky towns and, of course, the awesome Rock – a 426m high ridge – are some of Gibraltar's attractions.
Gibraltar Essential Information:
Places of interest: Europa Point, the Upper Rock and St Michael's Cave
Time Zone: GMT +1
International dialling code: +350
Language: English and Spanish. To learn the basics of Spanish visit www.bbc.co.uk
Gibraltar currency: Gibraltar uses the Gibraltar pound. 1GIP is worth one British pound. For up-to-date exchange rates see: www.xe.com/ucc