Lightsaber ribbon-cutting for Gibraltar’s soaring Skywalk

Star Wars star Mark Hamill inaugurated the new attraction

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Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill cuts the ribbon at Gibraltar's Skywalk

GIBRALTAR’S stunning new mountain-top Skywalk could not have had a more spectacular inauguration than last week’s visit by the most famous Skywalker of them all.

Actor Mark Hamill, who plays the Star Wars character, wielded a ‘lightsaber’ to cut the ceremonial red ribbon on the attraction, which is perched at the top of the Rock, some 340 metres above sea level.

The vertigo-producing walkway, built of glass and steel on the foundations of an existing WWII base structure, provides 360-degree views “spanning three countries and two continents”, said the Gibraltar government announcing the launch of the attraction.

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