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Smugglers Adventure

St. Clements Caves Cobourg Place | West Hill, Hastings TN34 3HY, England
+44 1424 422964
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Very intersesting.

Did not know this place exsisted until recently. I discovered trough a family tree search that I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RickityP
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Loved it!

We really enjoyed our walk through the caves! Loved the creepy characters! Worth a visit if you're... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LawsInLondon
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Deep in the heart of Hastings West Hill lies the Smugglers Adventure, acres of caverns that conceal the thrilling history of smugglers, bootleggers and warring bloodthirsty gangs.Visitors can explore the labyrinth of secret tunnels and passages and discover the dangers and hardships faced by Sussex smugglers in the eighteenth century.More than 70 life-size characters, interactive displays, eerie lighting and sound effects and dramatic recreations bring this mysterious and often bloody world vividly to life.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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St. Clements Caves Cobourg Place | West Hill, Hastings TN34 3HY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not know this place exsisted until recently. I discovered trough a family tree search that I had half cousins in USA who are direct descendants of Joseph Golding which made the visit even more interesting. The whole thing was very well done and well...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our walk through the caves! Loved the creepy characters! Worth a visit if you're in Hastings! Especially on a boiling hot day, it's SO cool down there!

Thank LawsInLondon
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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AllisonLaw, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you had fun and hope to see you again soon! Smugglers Adventure

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my young family, our two children aged 5 and 7 were freaked out with how dark it is with the scary characters.. very dated and looks like it needs some money spending on it.. they must use seasonal staff that are just there...More

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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear tremepaul, Thank you for your review. We only wish you spoke to us on the day about your concerns as we always get extremely positive feedback about our customer service so we would have liked to address this issue with the relevant staff member...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try and visit each year, it was great to see more added sound effects and lighting along with a few more moving props, keep up the great work great attraction worth the entrance price.

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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bottomleybradley2015, Thnak you for your 5 star review! We will pass on your kind words and hope to see you again next year! Smugglers Adventure

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting, now staff available to do the talks which we weren't told about when we paid. It was okMore

Thank SUZANNEROSA
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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SUZANNEROSA, Thank you for the review. We aren't sure what you mean regarding talks as the visit is self guided? We wish we had more detail as to why you only reviewed 2/5 stars but are glad to see you found the visit interesting....More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Attended this with my 7 year old step daughter and partner (and 9 month baby) The staff were very pleasant and friendly. Helpful on arrival however you are then just kind of left to wander the caves on your own which was a little difficult...More

Thank Tim B
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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tim B, Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Smugglers Adventure.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great attraction and we learned a lot too! The first cave is quite dark and a little eerie for younger ones, but if you can get them through that they will love it!. The trip up for the sea front via the...More

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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kathy S, Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again. Smugglers Adventure

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We found the caves after negotiating the small streets of hastings eventually,could have been beter sighnposted as the lift was not in service..We found the entrance payed and made our way through the caves,a little uneven on foot and it takes time to get used...More

Thank Gazzy_10
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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear Gazzy_10, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again soon! Smugglers Adventure.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a morning exploring the caves and scenes. The local history was interesting and it was laid out well, would recommend.

Thank clairewrx
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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear clairewrx, Thank you for your review! We are so happy to read we exceeded your expectations. Hope to see you again soon! Smugglers Adventure

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Caves very interesting and full of history, very interactive tour. Dark and uneven but very well signposted and full of exhibits. Best to go early as it gets very full very quickly. Staff friendly and very welcoming.

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SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear tinaglees0n, Thank you for your 5 star review! We will pass on your kind words to the team. Hope to see you again soon! Smugglers Adventure.

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Yvonne R
7 April 2018|
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Response from SmugglersAd | Property representative |
Hi Yvonne, We recommend around an hour to visit but you can spend as long as you like in the caves. Many thanks Smugglers Adventure
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lucy3242018
29 March 2018|
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Response from SmugglersAd | Property representative |
Good morning, Prams and pushchairs are not permitted into the attraction however we have a place you can leave them and baby slings are available to rent. Hope this helps! Smugglers Adventure
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jonat55
15 February 2018|
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Response from SmugglersAd | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for the question. Concession is 60+ or students with valid student ID. Under 3's go free. Hope to see you soon! Smugglers Adventure
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