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Address: Blackbeard's Terrace | 5 miles east of Fort Montagu, Nassau, New Providence Island

Watch tower reportedly used by the pirate Blackbeard.

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Part of our organised tour spent 30min here. To be fair it was ok, telling you the history then in your own time go wondering around the colonial houses containing pirate stuff... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wayne P
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of our organised tour spent 30min here. To be fair it was ok, telling you the history then in your own time go wondering around the colonial houses containing pirate stuff . There is 2 pools there u can use so tempting. U get a taste of rum then you can buy some if you wish at the shop... More 

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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Walking the hilly streets to observe architecture and local color, we noticed a sign for Blackbeard's Castle, a National Historic Site, and continued up the hill. Rain began just as we entered so we hurried to the tower. Unfortunately we got only half way up before the metal spiral staircase became wet and slippery, so we didn't see the view.... More 

1 Thank Ms_Possibilities
Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Travelers should know this isn't a tour site. Its tucked away in a nice residential area with beautiful views of the north eastern harbour of the island. It is pretty hard to find if you don't ask the right people but it's a lovely little piece of history.

2 Thank Nickole C
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

I have read some of the recent reviews and it is clear that some people have confused the Water Tower, with Blackbeard's Tower. There are no shops or bathrooms any where near Blackbeard's Tower, and it is not at the top of the Queen's Staircase. These things are near the Water Tower, which is actually a legitimate attraction, but Blackbeard's... More 

11 Thank balmainantiques
Schuylkill Haven, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

I am not saying it a must see, but it is nice to visit, the cost is $2 and they have shoppes and bathrooms. The view is great from the tower

1 Thank millie516
Latham, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Well, good luck trying to find this place. Even many of the locals can't find it. I rented a house down the street from this place. It was over grown with weeds on a corner of the street with no signs no nothing. I could not believe I looked for this for a few hours just to find it. I... More 

4 Thank jscott01
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Takes about 2 hours to go through all. Guides were fun to listen too. Nice Restaurant on sight. Great views from the Tower

3 Thank Brian M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

I had heard about Blackbeard's Tower and wanted to visit it. We decided to take a chance and see if we could find it. It's not possible to see the tower from the main road as it is covered by trees but one of the reviews below (Alex T) gave good directions in his post. The tower is in a... More 

6 Thank ajm198
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Whether or not the tower is really Blackbeard's is, of course, debatable. It is, however, an interesting ruin of a tower complete with an inscription inside and wooden staircase. If it was possible to climb to the top (the staircase is far from sturdy!) I'm sure it would offer up great views of the ocean. You can see the ocean... More 

4 Thank Amanda S
Amanda, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Our guide drove us right to it. What a sight! So glad we took the extra time to go out to see it. Nice area.

1 Thank stacicooperhoffmann

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