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“A nice walk”
Review of 99 Steps

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Owner description: Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical 99 steps (the actual count is 103) were built from the ballast bricks of the tall ships coming from the old world, which would then return to Europe loaded with products from the islands.
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We conquered the steps and enjoyed the view from both the bottom and the top. It was a nice quick activity with the reward of Blackbeard's Castle near the top.

The steps are pretty steep and uneven, so if you have balance issues, you might want to find another way to the top. There are a few little platforms you can step off for a minute if you need to take a breather. But if you're fit and healthy it isn't a problem. It's not to far from downtown, and was very quiet when we went, so if you need a break from the crowds, check it out

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

The castle was closed but it was still neat to walk up to it. The view was absolutely beautiful and to know they used it to watch for pirates and others was pretty amazing. Well worth it!

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was my second attempt at the 99 steps and I failed miserably again. I believe the sun is just too hot to climb all the stairs without passing out....maybe I'll try on another visit in the evening

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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Walked up these to visit Blackbeards. They are straight up, but there's shaded areas to stop and rest. They weren't as bad as I expected to climb! Fun and great photo opp!

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

A visit to Black Beard's castle and the walk to town was part of an excursion from our cruise ship. After enjoying fantastic view around the island we went to the "castle" and the 99 steps. Visiting the homes which are part of the tour was interesting and fun. The walk downhill was certainly enjoyable, uphill would be a little tougher. It is steep. Away from the mad shopping areas and relaxing. Bring your bathing suit and take a dip at the pool by the castle.

Thank utelein
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