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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 easy to get to the caves no problem at all the stuff are very good and friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam H
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Good day out

Went last year not this and it was interesting to see the names of actual smugglers etched into the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
frankiebenny93
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Leeds, 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.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

Very easy to get to the caves no problem at all the stuff are very good and friendly and helpful one member of staff on entrance desk is very helpful for our visit very interesting to see

Thank Adam H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went last year not this and it was interesting to see the names of actual smugglers etched into the walls Not Puchair friendly as you can imagine

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction in Hastings is worth a visit, as firstly it's on the West Hill area, which you can reach via the lift up the cliffs, take a walk over the hills, visit the West Hill Cafe and then visit the Smugglers' Adventure. For me,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a bad attraction located in some caves. Good exhibits relating to the history. My 9 year old enjoyed it, although my 2 year old and baby were a little afraid at some sections. Most of the exhibits are mannequins dressed as smugglers depicting how...More

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed an entertaining hour exploring the caves and learning the history of local smuggling from tableaux and videos. Hairy Jack pops up here and there to spin a yarn and there is also info on the other uses of the caves over the years.

Thank Lucy N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cave was not as long as some of the other caves I've visited but was really interesting. The story is told throughout by voice overs in various places.we got a £2 discount using our car parking voucher which was useful. Does get a bit...More

Thank Sarfraz Mohamed D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was ok, the fact that we got a ticket for 3 attractions made it more worthwhile. It was a bit disappointing for me, seemed half hearted. My husband felt there wasn’t enough information about the history it was very basic. It was lovely and...More

1  Thank Mrnmrslt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used three attraction ticket so good value.Lots of steps down to entrance and a bit uneven inside, so take care. Easy to miss bits so take your time. When you come out you are part way down to the old town so Newcastle first if...More

1  Thank Sarah O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the place. My child however was very scared of the darkness and the sound and light effects. But that was half the fun.

Thank Annamaria T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been looking forward to this, but felt that it was a bit half hearted. Very few staff and whilst there was everything that you would expect, there was no energy to the place and we came out felling a bit that it wasn't...More

1  Thank Mike S
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sarahmid1969
5 June 2018|
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Response from Keeley S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy at the entrance but I'm pretty sure it's cheaper online!
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JennyEve
25 May 2018|
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Response from Keeley S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't remember the price exactly but you can check online and buy them cheaper too.
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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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