There are several castles close by which are nearly all looked after by Cadw. In terms of distance, Criccieth Castle is literally two minutes walk away. Other nearby castles are Harlech, Caernarfon, Dolwyddelan, Conwy and Beaumaris.
The National Trust also have some excellent properties close by, Bodnant Gardens is well worth a visit and also Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd on Anglesey.
Also close by is the Italianate village of Portmeirion made famous by the cult 1960’s TV series the Prisoner. It is a stunning place to spend an afternoon. Throughout the year Portmeirion hosts some notable events such as Festival Number 6 and the Prisoner convention 'Six of One'.