The Windsor Suspension Bridge in Gibraltar is an essential tourist attraction that should be included in your itinerary when visiting Gibraltar. It is highly popular among visitors due to its stunning views and exciting experience. The Windsor Suspension Bridge stands over a 50 metre deep gorge that connects two batteries along the Royal Anglian Way at the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. This Gibraltar Attraction is also popular amongst hikers as one of the many popular trails to explore on the Rock of Gibraltar.
The suspension bridge was officially inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Mr. Fabian Picardo, and opened to the public on June 21st 2016. It is an impressive feat of engineering, developed by Bovis Koala, a contractor based in Gibraltar, who also had the indispensable collaboration of Muntanya, a Spanish contractor famous for their expertise in building suspension bridges across the Pyrenees. The bridge’s major components were assembled off-site in Spain and transported to Gibraltar across the famous runway frontier, at the time it was still open for all vehicles.
To access the Windsor Suspension Bridge, visitors have two options to get to it. You may choose to follow the steep and winding path within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, which may not be fully recommended for people with difficulties or physical limitations, knee problems, etc. or instead choose one other path that may be easier and accessible via the Apes Den, this path is more of a straighter and levelled path, and therefore recommended for people with accessibility limitations.
The Windsor Suspension Bridge is exclusively included in the Extended GTA Tour of Gibraltar package. If you wish to book the Extended Tour Package but require more information regarding the difficulty and accessibility of the bridge, feel free to contact GTA Tours for assistance and necessary adjustments.
Visitors can enjoy a walk across the bridge, covering a distance of 71 metres. Crossing the Windsor Suspension Bridge in Gibraltar offers a thrilling experience, although it may reveal a bit of a challenge for the faint-hearted, as the bridge sways and wobbles as people walk across, adding an element of adventure to the journey.
From the suspended bridge you will be able to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area, including the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Algeciras Bay, and the North African coastline.
The Windsor Suspension Bridge Gibraltar Attraction, offers an excellent viewpoint to observe the bay and the town of Gibraltar from above, and a perfect spot for Instagram worthy photography, making the Windsor Suspension Bridge an absolute must-do activity when exploring the attractions of Gibraltar, and looking for the top things to do in Gibraltar in one day.
The Suspension Bridge welcomes visitors throughout the year, and there is no admission fee to cross it. Visitors can access the bridge from the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, which also houses other popular tourist attractions such as St. Michael’s Cave and the Great Siege Tunnels.
The Gibraltar Windsor Suspension Bridge is an iconic Gibraltar attraction that promises a thrilling experience for Gibraltar tour cruise passengers and visitors from around the world. Its combination of spectacular views, rich history, and unique location solidifies its position as one of Gibraltar’s top tourist Gibraltar Attractions.