Jacob's Ladder, Jamestown

One of the seven wonders of St. Helena, Jacob's Ladder connects the valley grounds to a fort on top of the hill. With a total of 699 steps, the steep stairway clambers up a rocky slope, with dizzying views of the sea and island. Once a mere rope ladder, today the repaired stairs each measure approximately 30 cm (11 inches) high and deep. Lighting at night makes it possible to climb at any time. Make Jacob's Ladder a part of your Jamestown vacation plans using our Jamestown attractions website .
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  • I suffer from vertigo but if you're in Jamestown, this is one of those things you must do. 699 bone crunching steps - going up is hard work. Ignore the pressure to set a new record. Take it at your ow...  more »
  • Yes, it is as long as it looks. Very Physically fit can climb the steps in about 15-25 minutes. An accomplishment many add to their bucket list  more »
  • At the top nice Ladies from local Red Cross changing water for a small donation.
  • When visiting st Helena this is a bucket list item. The view is great, it's a step climb and there's no need to rush.
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