Wilson's Cave

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Wilson's Cave
Wilsons Cave.jpg
Access to Wilson's Cave via a small ladder within the tunnel system inside the Rock of Gibraltar
Location Gibraltar
Discovery World War II
Geology Limestone
Entrances 1
Lighting No
Website underground-gibraltar.com

Wilson's Cave is a cave in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.[1]


Wilson's Cave is a large natural limestone cave within the Rock of Gibraltar. It was discovered by the military during World War II whilst carrying out extensive tunnelling within the Rock. The miners were developing a structure to absorb a possible blast from an exploding magazine when part of the tunnel caved into the natural cavity. The magazine was served from Doncaster Adit off the Great North Road which supplied vehicular access to the outside.[2]

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  1. ^ "Location of Caves - Gibraltar". Scribd. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Doncaster Adit ...see index". DiscoverGibraltar.com. Retrieved 7 May 2013.