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Smugglers and Pirates Experience - CLOSED

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interesting and atmospheric

We really enjoyed the smugglers experience! We were the only two going through the attraction at... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Hidden Brixham

We were met by Mark the owner who completed all the formalities and showed us to our room. The... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
London, England, United Kingdom
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18 Oct 2016
“Hidden Brixham ”
15 Nov 2015
“Pleasant enough, the children enjoyed it but very short”
The Smugglers and Pirates Experience is family friendly visitor attraction situated on Brixham's gorgeous harbourside. Let us take you on a journey through 18th Century Brixham where Smuggling was a way of life and pirates ruled the high seas.Can...more
King Street, Brixham TQ5 9TF, England
+44 1803 855658
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were met by Mark the owner who completed all the formalities and showed us to our room. The building goes back in places some 300 hundred years and has character. The haunt is situated in the centre of the town close to the harbour....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DelD713
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This attraction takes half an hour so is not really good value for money at all. The children had fun but it is a bit naff in a charming enough way. Reminds me of childhood trips to "theme" parks with mechanised kittens. Don't regret. Doing...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Popped in on a miserable Brixham day. Had a lovely coffee and delicious flapjack. Went through to the shop and bought some bits and pieces all at half price!

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank J N
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We really enjoyed the smugglers experience! We were the only two going through the attraction at the time and it meant you could really listen and feel involved in the story ( and it made it pretty creepy too!) High quality lighting, sound, models, projections...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank 86landl
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

My dad, brother and I visited here in the October half term whilst on holiday in Devon. When we first saw the attraction from the outside we likened it to the Timewalk attraction that used to be in Weymouth, so thought we would give it...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank KellyC1991
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Staff told us it was suitable for children, the 3 areas where the projected stories were told were very dark and the children did not enjoy the experience. The experience was overpriced for what it was and we didn't really enjoy it and couldn't wait...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank SSB82
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Visited twice now. The second was much improved due to modernisation of the pirate show. Great cafe / restaurant, yum food and very reasonable. Friendly owner and staff. Gift shop can be pricey, but nice souvenirs.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank loopie1
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We did,nt do the experience but used the restaurant,had the chowder to start,really really good,followed by the cold seafood platter love the Spanish flat bread they serve with it,second visit,excellent will be back often

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Carlosfandango16
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Decided to give this a go as it was quite a cold day. The staff were friendly and helpful. We thought that the price of the ticket was rather hefty at £7.50 per adult and was thankful we did not have children to pay for...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank T E
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Staff were very warm and welcoming and the food was excellent. Great atmosphere and surroundings. Would definitely recommend it and will definitely be back.

Date of experience: October 2015
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