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“66 steps to the Bottom” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Queen's Staircase

Queen's Staircase
Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Nassau Historical City Tour
Ranked #13 of 114 things to do in Nassau
Activities: Walking
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Owner 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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“66 steps to the Bottom”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

This is quite a hike. It is 66 steps to the bottom. We stopped here as part of our city tour around Nassau. The stairs are quite steep. I didn't attempt it but my boyfriend did and he said it was OK but a little dangerous too.

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“66 dramatic steps”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Did a walking tour of town on our own while in Nassau on a recent cruise. Walked over to the Queen's Staircase, built in 1793 by slaves who cut the 66 steps out of the dramatic sandstone cliffs. Definitely worth a visit. Climb up the steps on your way to the Water Tower and Fort Fincastle.

Visited December 2012
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“This was hand cut by slaves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

It is a steep 66-step climb. This is great going down, and only the fit should climb, but in any case worth the visit. This was cut out of limestone by hand and leads to Fort Fincastle.

Visited December 2012
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“Quick stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

It was nice, quick stop. Waterfall was nice. The stairs were steep, but not too bad. Nice to see since tied into history of fort.

Visited December 2012
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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“Great Historical Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

These stairs were carved from stone by hand. Visit the historic water tower, and sample local artefacts. Any island tour should include a stop at the Queen's staircase. You can walk there if you are on a cruise.

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