Customer Charter for Smugglers Adventure

July 13, 2020

We are delighted to welcome you to the Smugglers Adventure Hastings. Please help us to keep you, other visitors and our Smugglers team safe during your visit by observing the following measures COVID-19 Measures Please note that from Saturday 8th August 2020, in line with Government Legislation face coverings must be worn whilst in all […]

Smugglers Adventure and Hastings Castle Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19

March 21, 2020

We are temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. We will have a core team on site to ensure that the caves and Castle are being looked after. We hope to see you all later in the year and we thank you for your support during this difficult time.


December 29, 2019

Smugglers Adventure, Hastings, has been awarded its fifth Certificate of Excellence by the online travel review website TripAdvisor. The popular cave attraction, located on the West Hill, is ranked among the top 10 percent of all businesses reviewed by TripAdvisor worldwide. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of […]

What’s on in Hastings this Halloween?

October 15, 2019

Hastings Halloween events are always spooktacular fun for all the family and 2019 is no exception. Here are five things to do this Halloween half term.  Creepy Caves Our very own St Clements caves play host to this spine-tingling, subterranean spooky time this October half term! Find Gary the ghost’s haunting friends in the low-lit […]

Get clued up on smuggling… down in our cave

July 15, 2019

Watch your wallet – and your head! There are smugglers galore down in our secret ancient caves, way below Hastings… St Clement’s Caves were formed more than 15,000 years ago. And since then they’ve seen some dangerous and dubious goings-on. Smugglers and pirates are just the start. From royalty to The Rolling Stones, our caves […]

Pirate Fun at Smugglers Adventure this Easter

April 14, 2019

Smugglers Adventure is hosting Commander Blunt this Easter for a day of fun filled pirate activities. On Wednesday April 17th Commander Blunt from Hysterical History will be inviting children to take part in an interactive hands-on educational session in the chapel from 10am until 4pm. Commander Blunt will be explaining what life is like living […]

How to Speak Like a Pirate

August 9, 2018

Arrr, me hearty! It’s time to jump on deck and learn the sayings of the likes of Jack Sparrow and Long John Silver – otherwise you’ll be walking the plank, matey. Before we get you hooked on whether or not Polly wants a cracker – here’s a few tips to get your arr’ing on: No […]

Top 4 Famous Pirates

July 31, 2018

The perception of pirates nowadays has been built around the British accent of rum-loving Jack Sparrow. But real-life pirates couldn’t be further from the swashbuckling character portrayed by Johnny Depp (aside from the rum part). We’re going to sail back across the ship-filled seas and discover the lives of pirates and buccaneers, and we’ll also […]


July 31, 2018

Visitors to Smugglers Adventure will be able to get involved with a hands on World War 2 history lesson on Saturday August 4th. The team at Smugglers Adventure are inviting guests to travel back in time and learn about all things WW2 with the help of Russell from Hysterical History. Russell will be educating guests […]


July 15, 2018

A host of farmyard friends will be descending on Hastings Castle as part of a Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Saturday July 28th. The event, which takes place from 10am until 3pm, is a chance for guests to enjoy their own Teddy Bear’s Picnic as well as a range of other activities provided by the team […]

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