Historically, Bude’s Lower Wharf was constructed to allow sailing vessels into the Lower Basin. Back in 1923 the area was a hive of activity as people went about their daily business from the surrounding warehouses that supported the workings of the Bude Canal. Today, the use of the buildings may have changed, but the Lower Wharf area is still a buzz with people who now enjoy the delicious food both on and off the water from the many cafes and restaurants. Designer makers demonstrate their craft skills and sell beautiful handmade gifts or if you’re feeling energetic you can hire a rowing boat or pedalo and take to the water.
Welcome to Devon's Large Attraction of the Year!! When looking for the best days out, The BIG Sheep is an award winning attraction full of fun and laughter for the whole family with masses of animals, activities and even its own brewery! The whole flock are committed to ensuring that everyone in the family has a guaranteed great day out!
The Cider Shop opening times are officially Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm, (August - September) but these are flexible as there is usually someone at the farm - just call Jon on 07496 627671 if you would like to visit at other times! Sample the ciders, have a look around the orchard and see how cider is made...
The Rebel is a modern, traditional style cinema showing the latest Big Screen releases for Bude and the surrounding North Cornwall & Devon area.
War Horse Valley Countryside Park is a 40 minute journey from Bude, just 5 minutes east of Hatherleigh.Parsonage Farm has been farmed by the same family for nearly 100 years and is the farm around which the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo was set, along with the parish of Iddesleigh. It was also once home to Revd John ‘Jack’ Russell, first breeder of the terriers to which he gives his name.This beautiful hidden part of Devon boasts stunning scenery of rolling hills and valleys with Dartmoor as its magnificent backdrop. Come and explore War Horse Valley – its farming history, its people and its Wartime stories and of course the place where the story of Joey and Albert was born.
Prideaux Place is one of the very brightest jewels in Cornwall's crown; just 40 minutes from Bude it is one of the West Country's oldest houses remaining in habitable condition.
Merry Harriers Garden Centre. A place to visit for all the family come rain or shine! Our nursery is a hive of activity with something different happening all the time. Award winning carvery and homemade or home grown produce wherever possible.
The Venue in Bude have 10 lanes of high quality bowling with animated scoring, ‘Glo-bowling’ and disco lighting! Ramps and gutter rails are available so all ages and abilities can play! Huge selection of amusement arcade games and machines to keep you entertained for hours.
St Swithins church, Launcells, Bude. Why not visit this ancient, beautiful, hidden church, in its fantastic rustic woodland setting, by a stream. Dating back over 1,000 years, this Grade 1 listed Church is logged as one of the 1,000 best churches in England. Free tour and refreshments every Wednesday afternoon, May to September.
See the lovingly restored Victorian locamotives and travel the enchanting narrow gauge railway to Newmills and its popular Farm Park. Enjoy a tasty lunch or treat in our Café, browse the Museum, take home a souvenir of your visit from our well-stocked Gift & Book Shop, and explore the historic Cornish town of Launceston. Tickets valid all day!