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Dolwyddelan Castle

This castle was the birthplace of Madoc, Prince of Snowdon. Legend has it that Madoc sailed to America in 1170, arriving in present day Mobile Bay, Alabama. Unfortunately, he was never heard from after his second voyage to America.
More information about the legend is on the website of Historic-UK.

Address: Dolwyddelan, Conwy LL25

St. Giles' Church

Elihu Yale, founder of Yale University, is buried outside the west door of the Church. The parish church is also known as one of the "Seven Wonders of Wales."

Address: Wrexham

Gwydir Castle

The Castle contains carved and gilded paneling that was at one time owned by American press mogul William Randolph Hearst. The panels were inherited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art after Hearst's death and have been restored to their original form in the Castle.

Address: Llanrwst, North Wale

National Slate Museum

The Welsh Slate Museum provides travelers with a detailed look into the slate industry. Many of the early American settlers were Welsh and used the tools on display in the museum in their own quarry work. The Museum also includes a bust of President Lincoln. For more information see the website of the National Museum Wales.

Address: Dinorwig Slate Quarry in Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gweynedd, LL55 4TY


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