Ffos Las - British Racecourse

Fabulous racing in the heart of south Wales.

About Ffos Las Racecourse:

The 600 acre setting is magnificent. Surrounded by rolling hills and countryside it has views down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay. It is almost impossible to believe that Ffos Las was the former site of the largest open cast coalmine in Europe. Being the first racecourse to open in the United Kingdom for 80 years, the track provides a racing surface to rival any course, and has the benefit of state of the art drainage and irrigation that has been created to provide a superb racing surface and uninterrupted viewing opportunities of the track. Children under the age of 18 go free.

Course Details: Flat- Left-handed galloping track.

National Hunt-  Left-handed galloping track for hurdle and chase races.

Getting there, directions and parking: 

Train – The nearest train stations are: Kidwelly (4.5 miles), Pembrey and Burry Port (4.5 miles), Llanelli (6 miles), Carmarthen (12 miles)

Bus - Courtesy Bus: On selected fixtures a free courtesy bus is provided to and from the racecourse from Llanelli train station. The courtesy bus will operate before & after racing only and is strictly on a first come first served basis. Please check the Ffos Las Racecourse website for details of the fixtures that offer this service. It is not guaranteed that the courtesy bus times will fall in line with the scheduled train times. If you have a journey booked and are required to be at the station by a specific time then it is advised that your own transport is arranged.

Public Bus - First Cymru operate a Monday to Saturday bus service from Llanelli to Carmarthen (No 197) It has stops in Trimsaran, Carway, Ponthenri and Meinciau.

Parking - Free


Places to stay nearby:

Stradey Park Hotel (4.2 miles)
Furnace, Llanelli SA15 4HA
Tel: 01554 758171
Premier Inn Llanelli Central West Hotel (4.4 miles)
Sandpiper Road, Sandy Water Park, Llanelli SA15 4SG
Tel: 0871 527 9342

Pubs Nearby:

The Star Carvery and Grill (5 miles)
The Star Carvery and Grill Bryntirion Terrace, Llanelli, SA15 3D
Tel: 01554 774420
Y Polyn (8.7 miles)
Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 7LH
Tel: 01267 290000



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