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The Castle Bude Heritage Centre, Cornwall


  • Located in Bude, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • If you want to learn more about the history, culture and geology of Bude and its surrounding area, we'd recommend visiting The Castle Bude Heritage Centre. One of the visitor attractions within The Castle Bude, the Heritage Centre's displays and information boards are spread across two floors. To begin, you move through deep time learning how Bude's distinctive rock structures were shaped under unimaginable forces. You are then guided through Bude's history from Elizabethan port to 21st century holiday destination. The English Civil War, the construction of Bude Canal, shipwrecks and life saving, the advent of modern tourism, the Second World War and the genesis of surfing in the UK are explained. There are also fascinating displays relating to Cornwall's great inventors and scientists with particular emphasis placed upon the work of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney who created the Bude light that's celebrated by the sculpture in front of The Castle Bude
  • Given that it's a local museum, make sure you visit some of the places to which the displays and information boards refer. Walk Bude Canal and discover Stratton, explore the wild coastline and swim in Bude Summerleaze Sea Pool. Bude Tourist Information & Canal Visitor Centre is nearby
  • Time permitting, we'd suggest you visit other museums and information centres along this stretch of the North Cornwall Coast. Try Boscastle Visitor Centre and Boscastle The Museum of Witchcraft, English Heritage's Tintagel Castle and King Arthur's Great Halls. Owing to its connection with Thomas Hardy, St Juliot's Church is fascinating if you're interested in literary history. Note that there's good information about the life of Thomas Hardy in the Boscastle Visitor Centre
  • By James Penman

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The Castle Bude, Cornwall

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