Street in North Wales declared steepest in the world

The gradient tops out at 37.45 per cent at its steepest

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A street in North Wales has been declared the steepest in the world by Guinness World Records, after verifying it had a gradient of 37.45 per cent.

The street is called Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech, Gwynedd and takes the title off Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, which has a gradient of 35 per cent. at its steepest point.

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