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Queen's Staircase

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Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help...

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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By the way our tour guide was talking about the stairs we were expecting something more physically engaging. We climbed down the stairs (as we visited Fort Fincastle first - you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go see Anthony! It's a short walk from cruise ship terminal, just ask the locals and they will guide you to the stairs. You can walk through free of charge, but if you want to know history and amazing facts, find Anthony! He walks with a cane, but he is full of knowledge. He's a kind man. This was our... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cool stop on our cruise excursion to The Bahamas. Recommend you start at the top and walk down. Unique place with fascinating history. Well preserved / not over-run by tacky gift carts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It would't take you long to stop and climb them up, and it's totally worth it.. the walk to the stairs was amazing, especially after hearing the story of how it was carved over 16 years from a super cool local for no charge.

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After fighting through the crowds in shopping district four of us decided to visit this historic site. A quick history from a local at the top of the stairs was informative at no charge although we did tip him. Walk down the stairs was awesome. Foliage is beautiful and waterfall very pretty. Will definitely cool you off visiting here....really enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By the way our tour guide was talking about the stairs we were expecting something more physically engaging. We climbed down the stairs (as we visited Fort Fincastle first - you may want to try that if you can) without any effort whatsoever. The place itself is pretty, it's definitely worth a stop to see the tropical foliage, the waterfall... More 

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Sudbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way back from Paradise Island, we asked the taxi driver to drop us off here. When we arrived, we got a brief history from one of the local's working in this area. It was interesting to actually stop and listen to why this is named the Queen's staircase and the history behind it. We of course walked up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ran into a fellow that was greeting visitors. Both the historical perspective and his personal story were interesting. Hard to believe people could do this kind of work by hand.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a moment to contemplate the amount of work that surrounded the cutting of the 66 stairs, (one for each year she reigned) and the cut out of the limestone that created this awesome bit of history. Don't miss this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really cool place to visit if you love plants and foliage. The staircase was carved by slaves years ago for the Queen of England. It is hard to figure out how this rocky area was cleared. Dynamite had not been invented yet. Some think it was hand done. The view from the top is also interesting because... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop 2 on a self-guided walking tour we created for downtown Nassau, Bahamas, while there aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. Limestone rock towers above you on either side as you approach the bottom of the staircase, carved out of that same limestone. Green vegetation gives it all a shaded, tropical feel. Worth the walk over for a nice... More 

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