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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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Monroe, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went to castle on a day there was no cruise ship in port to find they do not open if it is raining and there is no cruise ship in port. Do not care about all the other people there to see the castle.

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Arhus, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I stayed there in late July 2014 where few guests were at the hotel. The hotel was quiet, had a breath-taking seaward view and a great restaurant. Besides, the hotel is located in the middle of a watch-tower from the age of Danish colonialism on the island, which provided an astonishing view as well. Highly advisable.

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Studio City
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I visited this when I was cruising. I was able to walk from the cruise ship to the castle. it is an a little walk unless it is hot or humid then the walk is a bit much. I suggest you take a taxi to the site and walk back to the ship. the walk to the castle is up... More

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St. Thomas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have visited this site previously, beautiful views of St. Thomas. Beautiful Sculptures. Wanted to know if they were open in the off season for tours. Person who answered the phone was not professional, and kept say Yelp! He seemed very flustered with my questions, which I needed to ask because, he was not forthcoming with information. He said Judy... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We took our second trip to St. Thomas in May 2014 and were looking forward to walking around Blackbeard's Castle again. When we arrived, we noticed it was empty; two people asked us if we were 'staying at the hotel,' which we were not. A third person finally told us the shops and statues had been moved down the hill,... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were plesantly surprised at Bluebeard's Castle. Many of the reviews posted really do not do justice to this resort. The location is the best in town, the units are clean, spacious, and recently renovated, and the staff is both friendly and very helpful.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Black Beard's Castle was interesting and educational. We enjoyed the walk, buildings and history. The statues and summary of the pirates was fascinating.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am not sure what a couple of the other reviewers were expecting. One of the arguably most infamous pirates used this place on occasion to sight his prey. You get to climb the same stairs and get the same view he had. They had a couple of guys that provided some history of the tower and the goings on... More

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Hemet
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After our great morning experience ziplining, we thought we would take in some local history. We decided to go to Blackbeard's Castle to have a bite to eat. After a $20, 3 minute cab ride, the lady at the front gate told us we would be required to pay the $10 per person walking tour fee to have access to... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Its about 99 steps to reach it but really worth it. The amazing view of the sea and the city is waiting for you. So beautiful!!

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