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The town of Bude is a great place to visit when on a Family Holiday in Cornwall. Bude has a rich history that dates back to when it was merely a Chapel on a hill. The town was established when two land owners created a unison between the areas of land they owned. The land owners were very business savvy, and they started many successful businesses.

In the 18th century, Bude had become a lively shipping port with goods travelling to and from Bristol, Ireland and Wales. As trade grew, and boats started travelling worldwide, then port was expanded to include cargo warehouses. At the turn of the 19th Century, the shipping trade was slowing down and Bude had to look to another way of sustaining themselves. The town was now connected to the rest of the country via a new railway line and the provided access so that many well off holiday makers could visit during the summer months. Although the railway line is now gone, Bude still relies on Tourism heavily.

Modern Bude is a friendly welcoming town that is popular with holiday makers. The town centre is a charming mix of buildings from various points in history, some from the 16th Century, Some form the 17th and more modern ones. There are shops to suit everyone with mainly locally owned business in the town, part of Bude’s charm is the lack of High Street chains that make up the modern high street we are all so bored of.

So what is there to do when visiting Bude, well after you have walked around the main town centre you can explore the rest of the area. Bude is well known for great surfing courtesy of Summerleaze Beach and Crooklets Beach, but there are many other activities to partake in on your UK Beach Holiday. The area offers pretty much any activity you can think of from rock climbing to golf.

Thanks to a restoration project Bude canal is being resorted to its former glory and is a joy to visit. The restoration project is linked to work that is being carried out on Bude castle. Once completed both sites will no doubt be some of the best tourist attractions in the area.

Next time you are travelling around Devon and Cornwall, why not pay a visit to the wonderful town of Bude.

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