Often referred to as “The Rock” – Gibraltar is a melting pot of English, Spanish, and North African cultures. Expect sunny days all year round, dramatic cliff-sides with monkeys clinging on, and a whole range of exciting things to do. All in all, this British Overseas Territory is well worth visiting at any time of year.
With Spain on one side and Africa on the other, Gibraltar enjoys great weather.
This Mediterranean climate means warm summers and mild winters with sunny days all year round.
August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 24.5°C (76°F) and the coldest is January at 13.5°C (56°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 11 in July.
The rainiest month is November, with an average of 140mm falling onto the island.
Hang out with the monkeys
There’s a population of over 200 Barbery macaques that live on this 5km long limestone ridge rising above 400m tall.
They’re the only wild monkeys in Europe (pre-Brexit!) and hanging out with them is one of Gibraltar’s most iconic experiences.
Whilst most look friendly at first, be careful as some of them are talented pickpockets!
Speaking of animals in their natural habitat, Gibraltar is also one of the best places in Europe for spotting wild dolphins!
There’s a good chance you’ll spot other creatures like whales and turtles, too.
Although the monkeys probably take them for granted, the views from the peak of the Rock of Gibraltar are something special.
Reachable by cable car, you’ll have great views of both Africa which lies only 13 miles to the south, with Europe stretching out to the north.
A melting pot of cultures, with a British quirk
Although there’s a real mix of English, Spanish, and North African cultures, one of Gibraltar’s quirkiest features is that it is predominantly British.
Expect all the usual British high streets, food, and pubs but with plenty more sunshine alongside it.