3 km from the center of Kazdanga between Vecpilis and Valāti is the Valata castle mound. In terms of area, one of the largest castle mounds in Course. Naturally protected from three sides, but on the north side there are two banks of earth and two ditches. Behind the ditches there used to be an old city which was several hectares big. Castle mound is one of the most beautiful in Kurzeme. There`s an outlined guess, that on the castle mound was located the Lažas castle,which was mentioned in the Rhymes Chronicle, and it was burned down in 1263 by Germans.