Smugglers Adventure


Take a journey back in time to uncover the deep and dark secrets of the smugglers. Notorious smuggler Hairy Jack will lead you through acres of hidden underground caverns, covert passages, and unknown tunnels on a curious voyage. You’ll be greeted by over 70 life-sized smuggler characters who will open your eyes to the dangerous and often blood-thirsty smuggling lifestyle. Meet historic pirates, smugglers, and bootleggers who used these underground hideaways to stash their contraband.


There is parking available on the hill by the caves, which is pay and display, although it is limited. And visitor parking on the seafront at Pelham Place from where you can walk up the steps to the caves or take the West Hill Railway (subject to the lift being open/operational).


Mobility and/or building
  • Other (please specify)

There are several sets of steps (with a handrail) to get into the attraction and reduced lighting, steep slopes, low tunnels and uneven floors. Light-weight or foldable wheelchairs should not be a problem in the caves, as long as the person is able to get down the initial steps to the entrance. Please note the caves may not be accessible to mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs.

  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Other (please specify)

There is no accessible toilet within the caves. There is a Changing Places toilet about 0.3 mile away near Jerwood Gallery, with access via the on-site attendant (see for more information including opening times)

There is a baby changing mat in the ladies’ toilets which are halfway through caves.

The Unexpected
  • There are flashing lights

Flashing lights are only at the photo booth and no where else.

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Castledown Terrace
Hastings, TN34 3HY