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Town, community and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historical boundaries of Meirionnydd in northwest Wales

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Harlech: Town, community and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historical boundaries of Meirionnydd in northwest Wales
Harlech is a seaside resort and community in Gwynedd within the historic boundaries of Merionethshire in north-west Wales. It lies on Tremadog Bay in the centre of Gwynedd, within the Snowdonia National Park. Of a population of 1,447, 51 per cent habitually speak the Welsh language. Its best-known landmark, Harlech Castle, was begun in 1283 by Edward I of England, captured by Owain Glyndŵr, and later served as a stronghold for Henry Tudor. It was built next to the sea, but coastline changes mean it now lies on a cliff face, about half a mile inland. The town has developed housing estates in the low town area and hillside housing in the high town around the shopping street, church, and castle. The two are linked by a steep, winding road called "Twtil".

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Harlech street takes record as steepest in the world

Guinness World Records says the Harlech street has beaten the previous record holder in New Zealand.
BBC News - Published

The Harlech street that has proved the world's steepest

Ffordd Pen Llech has taken the record from a street in New Zealand with a gradient of more than 37%.
BBC News - Published

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Welsh town wins title for world’s steepest street [Video]Welsh town wins title for world’s steepest street

EMB 0001 16 JULY 2019 Guinness World Records has announced Ffordd Pen Llech, in Harlech, Wales as the new record holder for the steepest street in the world. The street’s gradient was verified as..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

 
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