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Things to do near the Coasting Pilot Hotel

Ffos Las Race Course

Ffos Las will bring top class racing back to West Wales for the first time since 1937. You can find it in the heart of Carmarthenshire between the towns Llanelli and Carmarthen, only 15 minutes from junction 48 M4, and only an hours drive from the Irish Ferry terminals of Pembroke Dock and Fishguard.

The setting is magnificent. It is surrounded by rolling hills and countryside and has a view down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay. It is almost impossible to believe that it is the former site of the largest open cast coalmine in Europe

Oakwood Theme Park

Oakwood Theme Park (formerly Oakwood Leisure Park or Oakwood Coaster Country) is a theme park in Pembrokeshire, wales which attracts 400,000 visitors each year.


Oakwood opened in the late 1980s as a very small family park with bmx, a wooden fort, a 3D-style cinema experience show, go-cart and a water sute ride.


The park now incorporates 5 large thrill rides: Megafobia (1996), Vertigo (1997), The Bounce (1999), Hydro (2002) and Speed (2006).Oakwood has opened its latest ride to the public: "Speed", a gresular Euro-Fighter roller coster with a 97-degree drop. This ride has the steepest drop in the UK and is the tallest of its type in the world.

Kidwelly Castle

This castle is one of Wales's best-kept secrets. Kidwelly, on a steep cliff overlooking the River Gwendraeth, presents a vision of medieval times which is more complete than many of its more celebrated contemporaries. The castle is remarkably well preserved. Its soaring twin-towered gatehouse stands almost to its full height, the masthead of a powerful concentric 'walls within walls' design.


Pembrey Country Park

202 Hectares of dunes, forestry and park-land with Cefn-Sidan offering one of the cleanest beaches in Wales and a winner of the European Blue Flag. Lifeguard patrolled area during summer season, Ski Slope, Toboggan Run and Ski Lodge Cafe, Equestrian Centre, 9 hole Pitch & Putt Course, Miniature Railway, Nature Trails and Orienteering Courses, Adventure Playground, Restaurant, Beach Kiosk and Visitor Centre with a gift shop and cycling/walking trails. The Celtic Trail cycle route passes close to the Park. Regular bus services to Pembrey village.

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