Jacob's Ladder, Jamestown

4.8
#2 of 25 in Things to do in St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Must see · Tourist Spot · Landmark
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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  • Take your time and dont forget to get your certificate when you have been up and down. Do take water and your camera.  more »
  • Jacob's Ladder is a great way to stay in shape as you ascend the 998 steps to the top. By Gregg L. Friedman MD  more »
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  • Very nice "Ladder", but tough to clime with its 699 steps and you need to be fit to go up and also to decent. I used a car. Beautiful view from above. Highly recommended. Take water with you.
  • took 30mins to climb. best view on top.

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