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“Really Impressive”
Review of Queen's Staircase

Queen's Staircase
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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.
Jonesboro, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Really Impressive”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We walked up to Fort Fincastle from the docks once we left our cruise ship and got to see this marvel from the top down. I would highly recommend starting from the top because there are a ton of stairs and it is a pretty steep climb. Once at the bottom there is a small waterfall to take pictures in front of and take a quick break. These stairs were carved out by slaves and it was used as a exit route for the Castle at the top.

Visited January 2013
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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“Must See if you are in town!!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

There is no cost however there is a person that stands at the top and can give you the run down of all the history and information and works on tips so have some small bills at the ready.
It is quiet a climb down; some plan to walk through and continue on to the road at the end rather than climbing back up. Very worth going to the bottom and seeing the wonder; if you can go about half way you will still see a stunning site.
There is a flea market area just above at the base of the fort, great view at the fort as well if you want to tackle all in one visit; all could be done in 30 minutes if you need to.

Visited January 2013
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Mooretown, Ontario
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A neat spot”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Very intriguing and set in a tucked away location. Lots of stairs so not practical for those who have physical limitations. There was a small local market at the top and at the base, lots of old brickwork and nice vegetation.

We ended up there as part of a tour but did not have guide but if so, it would be interesting to hear the history of it.

Visited February 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Very impressive and cool”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

According to the local guides, this place was build by 600 slaves using picks and shovels and too 6 years to complete back in the 1700s. It was built to be a short cut to the adjacent fort. Entire complex consists of a wide path, small waterfall, and about 100 plus steps) were made out coral stone. The surrounding rock and a waterfall make this place about 5 - 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding area. It is about a 10 minute walk from Bay street and worth a 10 minute visit, more if you walk up the steps and tour the fort.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“a MUST see”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We went thru the entire island, this was breath taking, well worth making the visit! Make sure you take the tour with the guide at the top of the stairs, he has great information!

Visited January 2013
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