Located in Totterdown, an inner suburb of Bristol, England, the Vale Street is said to be the steepest residential road in England. The road ramps up so sharply at the bottom it is almost vertical.
The surface of the road is asphalted. It’s one of the steepest, toughest and most spectacular climbs in the country. The climb is 0.2km long with an elevation gain of 17m. The average gradient is 25 per cent but the maximum gradient is 33 per cent. Vale Street is flanked by terraced houses with steps provided for pedestrians.