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."
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
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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