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Harlech Castle

Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech has officially been announced as the steepest street in the world.


The Guinness World Records have verified the road’s gradient at a whopping 37.45%. It has overtaken Baldwin Street in New Zealand, who up until now have been front runners with a gradient of 35% at its steepest.

The street lies adjacent to Harlech Castle; the medieval fortress built by Edward I during his invasion of Wales in the early 13th century. During the lengthy process, local campaigners had to reach a set of 10 criteria using hi-tech tools for measuring. In order to qualify, the street must also be used frequently by the public. With the castle to one side and stunning views of Snowdonia to the other, this was one criterion that could be easily ticked off.

Visit the record-breaking street and explore the fascinating local area. We have 5 luxury properties located right at the foot of Ffordd Pen Llech.

Harlech 1, Harlech 2, Harlech 3, Harlech 4 and Harlech 5 are a group of apartments offering guests spectacular views of the castle, sea, and mountains beyond.


Here at Menai Holidays, we are proud partners of Cadw who look after some of Wales’ most precious historic sites (including Harlech Castle). As a special offer to our customers, enjoy 20% off Cadw Membership.

Use promo code MENAICOTTAGES at the checkout and you can enjoy all this:

  • Unlimited access to over 100 historic sites across Wales
  • 10% off Cadw gift shops
  • 50% off entry to English Heritage and Historic Scotland sites
  • Free entry to English Heritage and Historic Scotland on renewal
  • Free entry to Manx National Heritage properties
  • Free membership pack including car sticker and full-colour map

We also offer a whole host of other holiday cottages in Harlech that are an ideal base for your North Wales getaway. Browse our collection or get in touch with one of our travel experts today who can help find your ultimate Snowdonia accommodation

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