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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  • Ever since watching Zay Harding on Globe Trekker , I always wanted to do this Climb. Finally I did during the last week of Jan.,20.First Saleem and I came down on the Ladder.It was already...  more »
  • The red billed tropic birds are a treat - they flock around 5.30pm which is a treat but some do fly around most of the days too  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.
  • At the top nice Ladies from local Red Cross changing water for a small donation.
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