About Us

The Castle & Rose

About The Castle

Welcome to The Castle, Bude. Our Grade II listed building which is nestled in the sand dunes next to Summerleaze Beach and runs alongside the Bude Canal, is steeped in history and is a great place to visit whether young or old.

We have three galleries that have a regularly changing programme with over 30 exhibitions taking place during the year, showcasing the talents of local artists and craftspeople comprising many areas including paintings, ceramics, photography, textiles and animations.

Our Heritage Centre houses artefacts and exhibitions bringing the rich varied local history to life. Discover Bude’s unique geology, its inventive genius Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, alongside a wonderful collection of Bude railway nostalgia, interactive models plus local military and naval history.

After exploring The Castle, why not relax in Café Limelight, with our stunning conservatory offering idyllic views across the Canal, Barrel Rock and Summerleaze Beach, with a newly refurbished outdoor patio area, nestled into the surrounding sand dunes.  Our Gift Shop is a great place to pick up gifts or mementos of your visit to Bude.

The Castle offers free admission and is open daily between 10am until 5pm (from April to end of September) and 10am until 4pm (October – March). The Castle is owned and operated by Bude-Stratton Town Council.