Alley Steps

 

The Alley Steps, a set of steep granite steps located between #11 and #15 Washington Street, provides a shortcut to High Street. Traditionally lined with hollyhock flowers, the Alley Steps were once used by fishermen to climb the hill to their fish flakes – fish spread on wooden racks to dry.

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Alley Steps entrance from Washington Street

1. Alley Steps entrance from Washington Street

Half way up Alley Steps

2. Half way up Alley Steps

Alley Steps entrance from High Street

3. Alley Steps entrance from High Street