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Queen's Staircase

Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #10 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Queen's staircase can be tackled in another way other than climbing up all the steep stairs. As all the historical places of interest in Nassau such as Parliament square, Balcony house, the library, formerly a prison and Fort Fincastle to name a few, are all close to one another, they can be visited easily in a morning. Around 3-4... More

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Worth the walk, but keep in mind the walk to it was a little sketchy. I was solo, but kept a fast pace, had no jewelry on, no purse ...just water, camera and Id. I would do it again, but only with a group. Historical and stunning. Once at the top you can visit Fort Fincastle, and take fantastic panoramic... More

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Toronto, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We walked from the port to see a variety of sights on our way to British Colonial Hilton for the day pass. We went to see the Queens staircase and it was very beautiful and lush, a nice shaded area away from the heat. While it is pretty it isn't much, we did walk up the stairs and went to... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It was one of the stops from our half day tour, it is okay to stop by if you have time in Nassau. We stopped at the top of the stairs, I walked half way down and went back up. Some of us walked the entire stairs.

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Red Bank, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I may have only been disappointed because I had built this experience up a lot more in my mind, but despite my husband and I both being big history/culture buffs we weren't too incredibly impressed. Pictures make it look a lot more spectacular. The "tour guide" (not sure what you'd call him) was hysterical though. He greeted us when we... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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310 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It was mildly interesting to hear the staircase history and significance and of course to climb it but there isn't a lot else to do. Lots of sellers about.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We arrived in Nassau via a cruise ship. Wanting to see a few landmarks, we walked by the cabbies and tour guides and went on a short 10 minute walk. We used the Frommers walking tour as a guide. Once there, we took a few photos, walked up the staircase, which leads you to shops and Fort Fincastle. It provided... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Interesting but less than impressive. Quebec had a better view of an old fort. I had a tough time getting excited. Maybe if the place was restored. In addition to the Queen's Staircase, the tour stops there due to the locals with all the various items to sell.

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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Queens stairs case is cool. I liked climbing the staircase but after climbing, there was nothing much left to do. If you are going to visit, ensure that you have other things planned.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wish we'd had more times to spend here. A beautiful park with man-made waterfall, with 65 stairs to climb next to it. Looks like lots of great hiking once we climbed to the top, but didn't have time to stay. Plan at least an hour on site for this place.

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