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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

Great place to get some awesome photos. Make sure you check out it's history so you can better appreciate it. When you make it to the top, you can walk a short way and see Fort Fincastle as well, with more opportunities for great photos.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Macknife61
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The stairs were built by slaves in honor of the queen of England but the old stairs have handrails and its easy to go up and down

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not much to see here Stairs and street cut out of stone by slaves...many years ago.. Interesting, but take a look and move on...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tommy K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an easy walk from the cruise ship terminal. We listened to a local tell us lots of facts and then he requested a gratuity. We were glad to oblige.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chicksinger
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited here because it was an earthcache to do with geocaching. Mind boggling to think of all the work involved to create this place. Very peaceful to walk thru (except for other tourists) - lots of steps.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BGfromWenniget
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. We stopped here on our historical walking tour. Great place to get a picture. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ciara A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little spot to rest whilst sightseeing in Nassau. Also, if you trek up and down the steps, you'll get quite a few step in, so your fitbit will be happy, too!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cathrine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very beautiful place. The waterfall was a wonder to see. the trees were so unusual. Our taxi dropped us off and we took our time looking around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rita C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in the area stopped by and got a quick history lesson from a local guide climbed up and then back down again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Josh29902
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not suitable for those with mobility issues but there is an alternative way to the top. History before your eyes. The view and attractions at the top mean that it's not just a case of walking up and straight down again.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lindy K
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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.
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.
Erin S
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Guide782107 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the top of the stairs. However, our guide gave us a tour of at the bottom and then left us to walk up on our own and picked us up at the top near the fort.