Wales is famous for its castles – many of which are managed by CADW (Welsh Heritage) there are two in close proximity to the cottage with the possibility of others such as Caernarfon and Conwy if you want to go further afield.
Castell - y - Bere is an old ruined castle just outside the village of Abergynolwyn. You can walk here from Abergynolwyn or alternatively drive. This is a great place to explore, see the well and read the information boards about days gone by.
Harlech is approximately 1 hour from Dolgoch, it has a very well preserved castle with the opportunity to climb the tower and see brilliant views from the top! There’s also a fantastic beach here too.