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Smugglers Adventure

St. Clements Caves | West Hill, Hastings, England
01424-422964
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Ranked #16 of 43 Attractions in Hastings
Type: Historic Sites, History 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... more » 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. « less
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The entrance is a little hidden but once inside there are some genuine spooky passages to explore.My very young daughter found it a bit much and didn't want to go in. but all in all a nice little day trip, with some fascinating tales of local smugglers

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midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

well worth a trip ..up the cliff lift ..then down into the smugglers adventure caves lots of interesting information about smuggling and pirates. interactive and fun great for children . some passages are quite low if you are tall.. enjoyed more than an hour ..little shop at the end to buy ya pirate booty. HRRRR!!!!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This would be a good place to take a young family who can appreciate it. I have been a number of times since I was a child and revisited it again a year or so ago with my family. It gives you a true sense of what it would be like to smuggle into the caves around the South Coast... More

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was cool.Really enjoyed going down to the caves but it was quite spooky at first. A really interesting adventure.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It took us a little while to find the entrance after a few wrong turns (tip: stay up in the park, don't head down the hill into town. You'll eventually find a massive sign to the caves). This is a good laugh, probably ideal for kids and families. The actual experience takes you on a semi-guided walk through the caves... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A must for any visitor to Hastings ! Best to park at Rock-A-Nore car park and get the West Cliff Lift to cliff top, then just a short walk to caves. The caves themselves are stacked with history of smuggling around the south coast and a very interesting story as to how they were discovered and used during more modern... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A vist to Hastings should definately include the smugglers cave if only for the insight and history of the smugglers long ago. Found a £2 voucher off admission on internet ( just google discount smugglers adventure!!) which mean as a family of 4 we paid £19. The staff are lovely, really friendly and helpful. The caves are amazing, dark and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Really enjoyed this attraction, there is lots for the kids to do and a very good atmosphere in the dimly lit caves, I found it very educational and a little scary.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was my highlight of my weekend in Hastings . me and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it . there are short movies explaining everything about the smugglers and what happened here . photo experience s activities and not pricey either . the staff were extremely friendly and helpful . an hour or two of fun not to be missed x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We decided to go to Hastings not really knowing what was there. We struggled to find information on attractions around but came across a leaflet about Smugglers Adventure in the bus station. We decided to take the lift up the cliff to it and, after a short walk across the green, found the entrance in a little dark corner. We... More

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