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Smugglers Adventure

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Address: St. Clements Caves Cobourg Place | West Hill, Hastings TN34 3HY, England
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+44 1424 422964
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Deep in the heart of Hastings West Hill lies the Smugglers Adventure, acres...

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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Smuggling at its best

The attraction gives great history displays and the exhibits are great. It is well set out but could do with a little updating. Staff are helpful and friendly. The shop is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tigercobb
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't think to much to these caves. Was very dark and would scare little children I'm sure. Found to walk round very quick. Was in and out in half an hour. Was interesting tho.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with young kids and we all enjoyed it though it is dark and scary (especially the man in gaol!) in places. Combine it with the cliff railways and there is fun to be had.

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Thank Rorschach20
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So impressed from start to finish for adults and children. Very educational but also entertaining. One of our highlights of trip to Hastings and would return again.

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Thank Tonka56
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival there is quite alot of stairs.. We folded the buggy and left it at the start. Upon entry it was quite dark.. I thought my 2 year old would of been scared but he absolutely loved it.. he loved looking at the characters and loved the interactive part and so did my 8 year old. We found it... More 

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Thank zoeoldsworth
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The attraction gives great history displays and the exhibits are great. It is well set out but could do with a little updating. Staff are helpful and friendly. The shop is well stocked and has some great gifts

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Thank tigercobb
Hindhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here found it to be very interesting good value for money and quite good fun walking around the caves it's not filled with fantastic robotic mannequins like Disneyland but it was good enough

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Thank dewey763
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today, and love it soooo much. Its not spooky like dungeon but very interesting fun place. Can try many things. Also there is 6 minutes interactive "cinema" . And end of the tour you can get a little heart attack :-D. The staff is very nice and helpful. Inside the caves there is toilets, and you can buy a... More 

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Thank Dorottya D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you have a big group book in advance but if you are a family you can just turn up also its haunted we have a really good picture of the pink lady not sure who she is and i don't even know if people know she is there i am putting the pic on here to show you how... More 

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Thank Paula C
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eldest in our group was 66 youngest 4 and both loved it as much as the rest of us. Fantastic.highly recommended

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Thank destinyy921
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun informative and interesting. All the family really enjoyed listening to Hairy Jack. Staff were friendly welcoming and helpful

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