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Blackbeard's Castle

1001 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
340-776-1234
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: Once the 17th-century Fort Skytsborg, Blackbeard’s Castle was re-named for the pirate who frequently visited the island.
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Paducah, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

great food and wine list here. Diner with a view but a little weird to find the restaurant. Its a B&B and we went for the food while staying at the Marriott. Definitely have to eat here if you're in town. Ask for the wine list and enjoy!!

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our tour was unguided and the tour through the home/hotel was short but entertaining. The best part was the view from the top of the castle (worth the extra $) and the banana rum tasting in the gift shop!

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Fullerton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The guide was animated and told the story well. We only stayed for the tower before heading out to our next excursion. The views were pretty cool.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very interesting story about this pirate. The speaker did a great job informing us about Blackbeard.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

On our last full day in St.Thomas, we had a few last minute shopping to do; and, our daughter asked if we could go visit the castle since we were so close. It made sense; but, in the end it was a struggle to get there. One, don't trust Google Maps to get you the correct driving or walking directions... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great way to get a quick history of island. Were did not know it, but there is a nice pool available when you visit the Castle. They also have a restaurant that just serves burgers and hotdogs. The food is predictable, but the view from the restaurant is breath-taking!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Two years ago my husband and I loved this place and it was one of the highlights of our trip. We came back to the islands as soon as we could, and knew Blackbeards had to be revisited. The tour has been cut down to nothing. The amber museum/store is gone, as well as the pirate coin jewelry store and... More

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Blackbeards C, General Manager at Blackbeard's Castle, responded to this review

Thank you coming to see out property again. At this time of the we are currently doing renevations on select buildings of the property. Just about everything is still open for our tours, but we are also trying to make everyone's experiance better then the last. We look foward to August with the completion of the "Rum Factory" and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My teenage son wanted to go on the tour so we did. While the experience was pleasant enough and the scenery was beautiful, I don't know if it was worth what we paid. Understanding why was ok but the tour was not that huge and the hike back up the hill or 99 steps were not the highlight of this... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you read the other reviews like I did you'll quickly learn there's really not a castle here. I was a little leery about going since most reviews weren't glowing but I wanted to see it anyway. As most of the other reviewers noted, there's a castle-ish looking tower that Blackbeard supposedly used as a lookout. It's interesting to go... More

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lonna and I, ate our first dinner that night after arduous airline trip. We were not going to eat at BB but a guest at the Home in the Tropics said they were their the night before and were going back again. So we made the trip up the steps to BlackBeards Restaurant it was well worth it. My review... More

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