It was in July 2016, that Gibraltar's successful bid for UNESCO World Heritage status was announced for the Gorham's Cave Complex. The Viewing Platform is within the World Heritage Site and provides the perfect vantage point from which to view the Neanderthal Caves. The caves themselves are subject to an annual quota of visitors because of their archaeological sensitivity and this facility provides spectacular views and interpretation of the site without risk of causing damage to the fragile archaeology. The platform has a series of interpretation panels which tell not just the story of the UNESCO World Heritage Site but of the area as a whole. At this wonderfully scenic lookout one see the unique views of the entire World Heritage Site which extends to the highest point of the Rock at O'Hara's Battery, 426m, 1400 feet above sea level, including Mediterranean Steps.