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Queen's Staircase

Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #9 of 60 attractions in Nassau
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Description: This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Queen's Staircase was a nice, shaded stop on our tour. There is a huge waterfall for taking pictures.

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Tampa Bay FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We arrived at Nassau aboard our cruise ship Sensation. I looked on the internet and had viewed some on line maps to get a idea of where the Queen's Staircase was. However there is nothing like having a real old fashion map. We stopped by the Ministry of Tourism which is near the port. There we got a map of... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was a little anti-climatic as we thought it would be some royal staircase but it is just an algea covered stairs in a stinking and forgotten kind of location. Though teeming with tourists it wasn't really all that worth the hike.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were here on a very hot and sunny day. Our cab driver dropped us off at the top and told us he would meet us at the bottom. We had no idea what we were getting into as we walked along the path. The steps are carved into a large rock, very narrow. It suddenly gets very still and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Don't get me wrong It looks nice; its basically a long staircase very high built into a sort of high walled corridor with foliage and palm trees; it is literally this. We would have hung around but people go there in the evening and prob the day to smoke dope and Get drunk and sometimes that is a bit intimidating.... More

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

local residents will walk you through the staircase and tell the story just for tips. I would highly recommend this visit as you can stay as long as you would like

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lived in Nassau for years and always kept hearing about the Queen's staircase and no one ever went there. It takes a little bit to find them, but they are very cool!!! The history about them is so interesting and you really have to see them to experience them. Don't miss!!!

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was nice, didn't take long to explore. It wasn't as amazing as I thought it would be but it was lovely and free. Deff worth seeing if you have nothing else planned. Expect to tip if you need to use the restroom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You HAVE to visit the Queen's staircase!! Not only is the history of the area interesting, but the staircase and the scenery at the bottom is just breathtaking! A perfect place for beautiful photographs. Enjoy!

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Forest City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

While there is little to see other than the steps, the guide tells a great story behind the history. It is a beautiful photo op. Well worth seeing.

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