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“Pretty view of city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of 99 Steps

99 Steps
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St Thomas Cultural and Historical Sightseeing Tour
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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.
san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Pretty view of city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

we walked up to see Blackbeards castle but when arrived at top it was closed (Sept is off season) but it was a pretty and shaded walk so we enjoyed the exercise

Visited September 2012
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Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“99 steps and a little exercise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

The steps were very interesting. Of course you have to go up and also take a photo of them. We actually went up the steps another day too just for fun.

When you get to the top, you will see Blackbear's Castle and make sure you meet Randy. He is at the bottom of the Castle to direct you to start the tour.

Visited September 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Kitten3”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Nice area of town, but when we got to the top everything was closed until Oct.which included Blackbeard s castle

Visited September 2012
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Windsor, Canada
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586 reviews
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“Stairs Instead of a Street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

Imagine a narrow residential street with houses up a mountain. The houses are neat and small with small gardens and porches but no driveways. Now in your mind replace the narrow residential street with a simple set of steps. This is the 99 Steps. I had never even heard of a 'street' like this but Charlotte Amalie has several. If you get a good map you can walk up one and down the next. Locals apparently like to live on step streets because there is no traffic. Just a nice quiet place to live with an idyllic view if the harbor. Depending where you start counting there are more than 99 steps.

Visited August 2012
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“nice view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

Not much to say they had a nice view and it lead to black beardscastle which was fun/ and to the shops

Visited September 2012
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