Bude Tunnel

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Bude Tunnel
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The only tunnel Bude has to offer is open to the public free of charge, walk from the Sainsbury's car park to Crooklets Road completely undercover, protected from the elements whilst maintaining your view to the spectacular surroundings of Bude. Consisting of 36 metal arches and over 70m long, nowhere else in Bude can you walk this far undercover in a continuos straight line, all ages are welcome
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Bath, UK55 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
If you've done the Channel Tunnel, the Seikan Tunnel, the Dramen Spiral - this is the one to top them all! On one level, almost mundane and pedestrian. But for those with true vision, it's a marvel. Architecturally nuanced (witness the building-related kink); sensitively restored (see the glued perspex and missing panels); a hub of human activity (trolleys, tourists, locals, litter); a representation of all that's good and bad in our society. A towering achievement that deserves Listed status! One note of caution - the gift shop has no memorabilia as such.
Written 25 June 2022
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Salukie
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Breathtaking and worth the trip. Led to a rather large spend in the “gift” shop. We admired the restoration work that had taken place but there was clearly more to do.
Written 24 June 2022
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odells15
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK14 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Why would anyone rate a plastic tunnel by a supermarket! Madness, madness, madness. Ridiculous, silly
Written 22 June 2022
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jamesc86
Liverpool, UK47 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Some people say don’t meet your idols…some say don’t visit your dreams..as they will only be a let down…not this place! By far the greatest tunnel I’ve come across. I’ve seen the Giza pyramids, the Great Wall of China and this has to be up there…what…a…place…check out the Sainsbury’s why you are there too
Written 21 June 2022
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Cidermonster
121 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
In the weeks before our visit the excitement was palpable, we’d heard so much about it and seen such amazing photos that we were slightly nervous that it couldn’t possibly live up to such high expectations.

We’re very glad to be able to report that it was as truly stupendous as we’d hoped, in truth words failed us, there’s little that can prepare you for the perspex grandeur and majesty that is the Bude tunnel, it truly is second to none. We’ve been fortunate to see some incredible sights, the blue mosque in Istanbul, Glaciers in Iceland, the landscape of cappadocia to name a few but they’re all put in the shade by this marvel of the modern world. If you’re visiting the U.K., you have have have to put it top of your to do list.
Written 19 June 2022
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Will H
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
In many ways the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgement. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read.
But, the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things... the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something... and that is in the discovery and defence of the new.
The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.
Last night I experienced something new, an extraordinary amble through a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the tunnel and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about Perspex architecture, is a gross understatement-- they have rocked me to my core.
In the past I have made no secret of my disdain for frequent Sainsbury's collaborator Jamie Oliver and his famous motto: "The whole idea is to earn the flavour. No one gives it to you.". But I realize only now do I truly understand what he meant. You have to earn the experience of Bude tunnel. Nothing else will give it to you.
It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the work of genius now residing beside the Bude Sainsbury's, which is, in this critic’s opinion, nothing less than the finest tunnel in the world.
I will be returning to Bude soon, hungry for more.
Written 12 June 2022
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John E
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I visited Bude and had the pleasure of experiencing the tunnel for the first time.
It is Budes no3 visitors attraction.
What a tunnel
What a Sainsbury’s
Written 12 June 2022
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Dawn D
London, UK2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
It’s not an experience it’s just a tunnel which most Aldi's have nowadays couldn’t see why this was an attraction tbh
Written 9 June 2022
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adam j
Nottingham, UK11 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Often attractions don’t live up to the hype. Bude tunnel surpassed anything I could have dreamt of, I’ve seen the seven wonders of the world, and whilst most of them are ridden with litter and a bit run down, Bude tunnel was impeccable both in character and presentation.
Written 5 June 2022
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Wanas
Leeds, UK8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
It is the best tunnel in the world. Every step through it felt spectacular and steeped in engineering history. The authentic partially rusted white supports juxtaposed alongside the modern perspex sheets made me think of the postmodern considerations of the Architects.

An absolute must see, steeped in character and Cornish personality
Written 5 June 2022
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