It is a stair located by the Hospital and gives you access to the Fincastle Fort. It have a nice jungle looking access.
Worth stopping by to see. For those who want to get in a quick work out, nice area to walk through with high walls and garden like area and stairs to climb. The top part is close to a souvenir shopping area.
Not anything fancy or particularly touristy about it, but seeing these handcut steps and preservation of history, enjoying some exercise, and culminating with a great view, makes it worth the trip. It's also FREE and convenient when downtown!
I was somewhat disappointed by the Queen's Staircase. It's nothing but a set of stairs leading to nowhere but the view at the top is pretty good. So, if you are going to see a set of rock stairs, then you are in luck. If not, then you will probably be disappointed.
I found it rather unusual that this is set aside as a site-seeing destination. IT'S A FLIGHT OF STAIRS, and that's about it. Yes, they are stone, and yes, they will lead you up to a nice view of the city(above the water tower), but the stairs are just that; stairs! Surrounded by some nice greenery, but still stairs. Not... More
After we visited the fort we checked this area on our way back to downtown. The carved stone has some vegetation around which makes it even nicer. The view from the top of the stairs is worth a pic.
The staircase is cut in to the back of a narrow box canyon. Stairs lead up to Ft Fincastle and the water tower. It is almost like walking through a jungle exhibit at a zoo. Sheer walls and greenery. The water fall was not operating the day I went. Looks like it would be beautiful. Stairs are wide and have... More
Great history and story of how this was built but but its just stairs in a rock wall. There is a nice view of the harbor and cruise ships in port. The fort is not much more than a couple of old canons.
This is located very closely to Fort Fincastle, historic site but if you only have one day here it could be better spent.
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