The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar occupies an area of only 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and is the home to over 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities. As with many colonial outposts, ‘the Rock’ overstates its Britishness (e.g. old school red telephone and letter boxes)  .

The Rock itself is a 5km long limestone ridge with dramatic cliffs, Barbary macaques and great views of Africa & Europe.  It can be explored with a guided tour, on foot for the energetic or simply a cable car from the town centre to the main viewpoint.