Step into the sky
Teeter in the footsteps of Luke Skywalker on Gibraltar’s scary glass Skywalk ... and may the FORCE be with you
Do you have the steely nerve of a Jedi Knight? Then step out into the sky on Gibraltar’s spanking new Skywalk and may the Force be with you! You’ll need it as you stand on this transparent glass viewing platform at the top of the Rock, jutting out over a spine-tingling 340-metre drop.
The Skywalk is 30 metres taller than The Shard and 103 metres short of the Empire State Building.
Take a virtual tour of the Skywalk
If you’re brave enough to look down you’ll be in good company. Mark Hamill, THE Luke Skywalker of Star Wars fame, already checked it out and found it pretty galactic.
The Jedi warrior flew into Gib to cut the red ribbon with his lightsaber, assisted by stormtrooper dance act Boogie Storm of Britain’s Got Talent fame.
Afterwards, Hamill compared the Rock of Gibraltar to Skellig Michael, off Ireland, where scenes for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were filmed.
“You see Africa, you see Spain, it is breath-taking really,” he said.
And if you’re worried about crashing through the crystal, don’t. The platform is made of four layers of laminated glass strong enough to hold the weight of 1 Jedi Knight, 1 Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, 2 Stormtroopers and 11 Range Rovers or, if they’re in the neighbourhood, five Asian elephants.
Entry free with ticket to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.
🕘 Open 07.00-22.00 Monday to Sunday.
Best Buy: Cable Car & Nature Reserve Combo Ticket