What a fab day exploring Hastings with three amazing attractions! A castle, caves and an aquarium. Perfect combination! First stop for us was Hastings Castle, as we were worried it might rain later.The castle ruins show half of the original structure. You can learn how the Battle of Hastings unfolded by watching a short film onsite. The castle sits on top of the West Hill overlooking the Old Town of Hastings, which gives you breathtaking views of the Hastings coastline.Then onto Smugglers Adventure, which was a short walk away. It was so cool to be 70ft underground walking around illuminated caves and hearing stories of the smugglers from life-sized characters.It’s super dark in places so bring along a torch or buy one at the entry desk. (Top tip your phone’s torch light would be enough to get by!)Our last stop was the Blue Reef Aquarium where we got up-close to loads of incredible creatures from around the world and managed to time it perfectly for the main encounters feeding time.The reptile house was good as well and inside I saw the biggest frog I’ve ever seen in my life. My husband wanted to run away at this point as he hates frogs. Big thank you to these three attractions for gifting us tickets for an honest review and to Museum Mum for inspiring us to go. If you are inspired to go after our visit please do let us know. 

This is a guest post from @Mothergoodofficial (aka Michelle), a travel blogger, Mum and instagram influencer. 


Hastings Castle & 1066 Story
Castle / Fort
View of Hastings Castle 1066

Take a step back in time and discover the fascinating history of Britain’s first Norman castle.

Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves
Historic Site
Child looking at a miniature model of smugglers using the caves, at Smugglers adventure Hastings

An exciting adventure for all the family as you explore the sandstone wonders of St Clements Caves and discover many surprises around every darkened corner.

Hastings Aquarium
Hastings Aquarium

Located in the heart of Hastings Old Town, Blue Reef Hastings is home to over 3,500 incredible aquatic animals and reptiles; embark on your amazing underwater safari!