“Join notorious ‘Hairy Jack’ on a voyage back to the heyday of smuggling” - AA Inspector
HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS, EAST SUSSEX
Journey deep into the heart of Hastings historic West Hill to discover the fascinating world of the Smugglers Adventure in St Cements Caves. Join notorious smuggler 'Hairy Jack' as he leads you through acres of underground caverns, passages and tunnels on a voyage back through time to the heyday of smuggling. Several events throughout the year.
- Parking nearby
- Opening Times: Open 13 Feb-Nov, daily from 10
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About the area
Discover East Sussex
East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.
There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion.
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