Register | Login


A sleepy little seaside community in northwest Wales will soon find itself swamped by tourists. Just a few days ago, the Guinness World Records awarded the title of “the steepest street in the world” to a short winding thoroughfare in Harlech, a town of 1,400 residents, located within the Snowdonia National Park. The title was previously held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The road named Ffordd Pen Llech is one of two roads surrounding Harlech Castle, the town’s other important site—a 13th century castle sitting atop a spur of rock close to the Irish Sea. The road descends up the rock spur linking the higher town center with the railway station close to the sea level. The climb is 330 meters long with an elevation again of 50 meters, which brings the average gradient to only 15 percent, but sections of the street measure an impressive 37.5 percent, or 2.5 percent more than Baldwin Street in Dunedin.

Ffordd Pen Llech

Ffordd Pen Llech on Google Street View.


© Amusing Planet, 2019.



Alia Bhatt Looks So Pretty in Lehenga at IIFA 2017
Alia Bhatt Looks So Pretty in Lehenga at IIFA 2017
Kiara Advani looked dazzling in a short pink
Kiara Advani looked dazzling in a short pink
Kriti Sanon  FHM India 2017
Kriti Sanon FHM India 2017
Archana Vijaya shows Off Gorgeous Pics from Vacation
Archana Vijaya shows Off Gorgeous Pics from Vacation
The Giddy House Port Royal Jamaica
The Giddy House Port Royal Jamaica
The Topiary Trees of San Francisco
The Topiary Trees of San Francisco
The Way Sperm Whales Sleep
The Way Sperm Whales Sleep
Magnitogorsk Russias Steel Heart
Magnitogorsk Russias Steel Heart