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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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Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a spot that must be visited in person as words cannot describe this amazing site. Caution, this is very steep to walk down these stairs. The view is amazing and to think of how this was cut out of solid rock blues the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

upon arriving there was a guide who gave a little run history about the place and outright mentioned there was no charge.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Simplyexpensive
Reviewed yesterday

We couldn't find it when we arrived. We followed directions and asked locals but were unsuccessful in finding the entrance. One local said it was run down and is not maintained. Sad that this history is not preserved to teach the younger generations what not...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank StephR357
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with friends and was impressed. It is a short walk from Fort Fincastle and you have to go down some steep stairs. Once you get to the bottom of the staircase, it’s like you are in the middle of a tropical garden, surrounded by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vykye2000
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth seeing. Really neat entrance at the bottom. Like walking in a cave. Steep climb but take your time and you will enjoy the view from the top

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank princesdonnap
Reviewed 1 week ago

A set of stairs build some time ago. About the same number of stairs as a lot of subway stations and only slightly cleaner.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miketso
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting history as to why this even exists. It is interesting to see, but not worth spending a whole lot of time here. There are also locals at both ends trying to hustle tips for this otherwise free attraction.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more than a staircase. There is a lovely alley that was all carved out by slaves. The history is interesting and the area peaceful and pretty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jrglade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quick visit attraction. Albeit, very impressive. It is a gem, the history of the staircase is quite interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 11,340,097
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful site and usually a knowledgeable historian is there to tell you about the area Our guide said he is employed to be there. But takes tips too. Lots of steep stairs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wrjseisen
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aubreysquats
November 28, 2018|
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Response from notperfectalas2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it may not be pain-free to walk UP the stairs if you have bad knees or hips or a bad back.
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tillyanne4
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Funnant | Reviewed this property |
It is slightly less than 2 miles(1.98) and about a 10 minute car ride(depending on traffic of course). If you have a map you "could" walk it in probably 20 or 30 minutes.
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