"Bude Castle" Bude Things to Do Tip by Myfanwe
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Not really a Castle as such but a rather swish castellated Mansion. This lovely quirky home was built in 1830 by the Victorian Inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. A rather risky build due to the fact that he constructed the building on sand using a concrete raft foundation - the first of its kind. The Castle is now a Heritage centre with a cafe, restaurant, gift shop on the lower floor. Upstairs there is an exhibition which details Gurneys many inventions. Visitors are free to wander around the grounds of the mansion or just sit on one of the benches and take in the peaceful surroundings.
Directions: Near the Canal Wharf.
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