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Bude Castle Heritage Centre 2020

Home to inventor and steam engineer Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, and commemorates his life. The Bude Canal is also featured, as are figureheads and artefacts from locally wrecked ships. Lots more too!


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


The Castle The Wharf Bude Cornwall EX23 8LG

Open days

Daily Easter-Oct 1000-1700, Winter closes 1600.

The Heritage Centre is the ideal place to visit and find out about Bude and the surrounding area before setting out to explore the town, canal, wharf and beaches. It is divided into themed areas which represent key elements of our cultural heritage history. There is also a special exhibition area dedicated to Sir Goldsworthy Gurney who built The Castle in 1830.

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Photography Books Bundle

Get both 'Ploughing Engines at Work' and 'Relections of Living Steam' for a great price!

Bring back memories of a bygone time with two books of outstanding photographs by well-known photographer Barry J Finch taken through the 1950s and 1960s – now available at an outstanding price.

Only £17.95 + p&p

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