Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves

St Clements Caves, West Hill, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3HY

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Child looking at a miniature model of smugglers using the caves, at Smugglers adventure Hastings

About

​​Journey back in time to uncover the deep and dark secrets of the ancient smuggling industry. Notorious smuggler Hairy Jack will lead you through acres of hidden underground caverns, covert passages, and concealed tunnels on a curious voyage deep beneath the surface. You’ll be greeted by over 70 life-sized smuggling characters who  will open your eyes to the lucrative but often perilous world of the ancient smugglers. Meet historic pirates, smugglers and bootleggers who used this underground hideaway to stash their illegal contraband from the watchful eye of the Crown.

Enjoy the many Interactive displays and hands-on games and activities – ensuring that Smugglers Adventure is a great day out for the whole family. Be sure to watch out for the Chapel – it’s the most haunted part of the caves and is colder than anywhere else. We guess it’s because of all of those smuggler spirits (as in ghosts, not rum) who frequented the caves many centuries ago. 

Smugglers Adventure is an educational and exciting experience but some children of a nervous disposition may find some of the themes discussed scary, such as ghosts and mild gore/horror.  It is a self-guided attraction but we promise there are no members of staff waiting to jump out and scare you  – unless at an advertised special event.

Please note there are several steps down to the entrance of the cave entrance. Due to the attraction being set inside a natural cave, there are some uneven floors, a low tunnel and slippery surfaces. Pushchairs are not permitted inside but can be left in the buggy park.

See You Soon Smugglers!

 

3-in-1 Combi Tickets
To buy your 3-in-1 Super Saver Ticket for Smugglers Adventure, Hastings Castle & Hastings Aquarium simply go to the attraction you want to see first and purchase it there. You then have 7 days to see the other two attractions. Not currently available to purchase online.

Standard £21.94
Junior (Aged 3-12)  £17.25
Concession (Senior 65+ & Student) £20.44
Family of 4 (2 x Standard + 2 x Junior) £73.88

                                           
           
        

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
3-12 years£8.25
Adult£10.25
Family 2a + 2c£35.00 per ticket
Senior 65+ & student£9.75 per ticket

Under 3s go free.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Fearless31322645974
      Matfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Fantastic day out 100/100
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th April 2022
      I came here yesterday with my two children they like it there and the staff are friendly and polite wear flat shoes for people on a budget maybe look at train getting there as I think you get money... Read full review
    • Molly L
      Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
      Do Not Miss This !
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 29th April 2022
      A great experience not to be missed. Staff very friendly and helpful, they have even installed modern toilets inside the caves for visitors convenience. It was a very enjoyable visit and even had us... Read full review
    • _mogely31
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Lovely little find
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th May 2022
      We had a lovely time in the caves and really loved the interactive parts like lifting the weights, it was lovely to have clean toilets in the cave and the gift shops wasn’t badly priced we purchased... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is A21. Turn left along the seafront on the A259. Located on West  Hill. Signposted.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station is Hastings.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

    • French audio guide
    • German audio guide

    Establishment Features

    • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • Railway station within walking distance

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - 01:00
    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking advisable in high season.
    • Maestro Accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Min group size - 10
    • Special group rates
    • Visa accepted

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • French printed material
    • German printed material

    Provider Preferences

    • In town/city centre
    • Indoor Attraction
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed Towards Families

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Opening Times

    2022 Season (12 Feb 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

    * Closed 22nd February & every Tuesday in March. See website for further details.

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