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Smugglers Adventure

St. Clements Caves | West Hill, Hastings, England
01424-422964
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Ranked #12 of 38 Attractions in Hastings
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Deep in the heart of Hastings West Hill lies the Smugglers Adventure, acres of caverns that conceal...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

had a wonderfull time with my family here, i am a local and would return again. staff are friendly and the place is set out very well and life like :)

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Cant believe how large these caves are. A little expensive and a little dark for a senior citizen but great fun !! would definatly go back again!!

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East Sussex
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218 reviews 218 reviews
63 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited the caves again with 3 great-nephews and their mother. They thoroughly enjoyed it and their ages ranged from 5 to 12. However, some of the interactive pieces were not fully operative and seemed in need of some tlc.

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Kirriemuir, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A very creepy but exciting fun day out for all the family. My eyesight isn't great so I found it rather dark. All the same it was value for money and the staff really got into the spirit of the smugglers.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It was interesting but felt there wasn't a lot in there other than walking through the caves. If had know don't think we would of gone. With the price to get up to it cost £31.80..quite a lot.

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London
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My boyfriend was concerned Smugglers Adventure would be too childish for us to visit on a recent weekend to Hastings but we loved learning about the smugglers roaming the beaches in the darkness waiting for the signal to smuggle things ashore. Sure some of the mannequins have seen better days but it is very dark in the caves, they can... More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went in-the train thing that take you to the top of the hill, this was fab, we had a return ticket, as we did not want to walk down the steps in the rain!! , Took a while to find once we got to the top of the hill! The views were amazing. Once inside we were offered a... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I went with my 9 year old granddaughter end as soon as we went in. we entered into a dark "cave" she found this very frightening and it took a lot of persuasion to get her to carry on. However once we passed through this she was quite happy as there was an area with games to play and models... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Took daughter to the caves during half term, really captured your imagination with the displays and the stories, enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The family loved this adventure into the caves. The right level of information and menace to add to the atmosphere. Did think it little expensive but staff were informative, friendly and helpful. A really enjoyable afternoon for all.

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