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Smugglers Adventure

St. Clements Caves Cobourg Place | West Hill, Hastings TN34 3HY, England
+44 1424 422964
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Mr samuel b

I first come to this place as a kid with my mum and nan and family I loved it that was years and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Samuel B
via mobile
Brilliant but not cheap

But that's ok. Great crazy golf courses. 4 I think! But price is tourist set. Still good twice a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve F
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Crawley, 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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • 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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+44 1424 422964
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I first come to this place as a kid with my mum and nan and family I loved it that was years and years ago now but i come back to see how it was in 2016 and it was good fun I come back...More

Thank Samuel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But that's ok. Great crazy golf courses. 4 I think! But price is tourist set. Still good twice a year.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an option to buy a little flash light when you arrive at this place. We didn't but could have come in handy during the beginning. Worth the visit and enjoyed thoroughly. Wouldn't advise disabled as access not very good or wide.

Thank Keeley S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was good but felt like a few things could be a little updated. I am aware caves were of course dark, but a little bit of dim lighting would have been nice so we didn't have to either hold our phones or have to buy...More

Thank clairespresso
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as part of a multi attraction ticket. As a couple in our 60's, we spent a fairly enjoyable hour here. However, we did feel that it was more child interactive, but entertaining nevertheless. There was no human interaction at all and was...More

Thank JadyLincolnshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history here, from the old smuggling days of the 1700s to the use of the caves as bomb shelters in WW2 and as a ballroom up until the mid-70s. Take a coat and a torch, as it is cold and dark down below

Thank Scott L
SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Scott Anthony L, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Smugglers Adventure

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids were looking forward to exploring the caves however they got a bit bored. Even though there was a fair few things set out to see, the children got bored easily and no real information was learnt. It was quite expensive for what it...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review. We are sorry your children were bored, we haven't heard this complaint often. Hopefully they enjoyed the interactive area and games. It takes around an hour to get through the Caves and there is plenty to keep everyone...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you’re planning a trip to Hastings make sure you take the time to see the Smuggles Caves! It’s well worth the entrance price well laid out displays and information, having visited before the refreshment the improvements can been seen the lighting is much better...More

1  Thank bottomleybradley2015
SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bottomleybradley2015, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and really hope to see you again. Smugglers Adventure

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would not recommend if you're claustrophobic and don't like wax models. There should be some warning signs for kids or adults that burst into tears with fear (like myself). Could not take in the information due to fear. Would have liked my money back after...More

2  Thank Helena P
SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Helena P, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you didn't enjoy yourself, we had no idea and only wish you had spoken to us on the day. It is a cave and there are models so if you aren't fond of these...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit dated, but offers an interesting insight into Hastings' history. It's also a bit of a walk up the hill. Would go again.

Thank Kizzer1
SmugglersAd, General Manager at Smugglers Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kizzer1, Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope we do see you again! Smugglers Adventure

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Mandy B
Hi there if getting cable car to smugglers cave is it far to walk to caves once leaving cable car.Plus are there steps inside cave or is it all level walking tks
8 June 2017|
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Response from William C | Reviewed this property |
The caves are just a few minutes walk from the funicular railway on the top of the West Cliff. There is a small flight of steps on the approach to the smugglers caves and none inside.
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admission for seniors
23 January 2017|
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Response from SmugglersAd | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Concessions are £7 each at time of writing. Hope to see you soon! Smugglers Adventure
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