Posted April 14th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Last edited by John Bull; April 14th, 2012 at 10:01 PM
I don't doubt that Paul walked the whole way there & back.
But the vast majority would not want to do it.
Taxi tour from the ship is the easiest & gives the most comprehensive tour, most folk alight in Casemates Square (northern end of Main Street) at the end of the tour, then walk Main Street.
Yes, its a bit of a hike to the cable-car, though it's level ground.
1.7 miles, Google walks it in 35 minutes.
Yes, there are often long cable car lines after about 9.30. And the service is suspended (pun intended
) in moderately high winds. The intermediate station is closed during the summer months.
Can I suggest if you choose to walk, you walk down
. So take a taxi from ship to cable-car station, if its closed or there are long lines you can decide whether to walk up or keep the taxi for the upper Rock tour. The only problem with doing that is that the taxi is priced for the vehicle so to continue in the taxi you need to be four like-minded folk (or find others at the cable car station) to get a sensible upper Rock tour price. The taxi route up the Rock starts quite close to the cable car station.
Taxi up & walk down doesn't really make sense because the price will be the same (about €15 to €20pp??) but you will miss the Great Seige tunnels, which are at the northern end of the Rock.