Join us for some fantastic events this year…

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July 2018 (11am – 4pm)

Heritage Festival

Come to The Castle for our popular annual Bude-Stratton Heritage Festival, taking place between 11am and 4pm. This free community event celebrates the people, places, inventions and achievements influencing the past, present and future cultural heritage of the Town and wider area.

All attractions and activities are centred around The Castle, its grounds, The Bark House Lawn on the Bude Canal Wharf and the Parkhouse Centre. Firmly established favourites will exhibit or perform alongside exciting new additions, with a programme of talks and tours designed to engage event visitors of all ages. An array of cultural heritage and community stalls sited on the Bark House Lawn and in the Parkhouse Centre are there to explore, whilst a large marquee on The Castle lawn will be home to a heritage exhibition and local craft-based businesses.

On Saturday we have a battle re-enactment with the Sealed Knot (on the 375th anniversary of the Battle of Stratton) – mustering commences at The Castle at 11am.  We also have a Living History Camp in The Castle grounds on the same day. On Sunday we have family fun, live music, entertainers, stalls, tours of The Castle, Show Classes (for you to enter) and a Vintage Fairground.

See our full programme here

Why not also enter our Show Classes competition – with lots of different categories to enter. You can download our Sunday Show Classes entry form, click here.

To view our rules for the Show Classes match box competition, click here



For full information or enquiries call 01288 357300 or email us at:


Sunday 29 July 2018

Brass on the Grass with Bude Metric Brass (as part of the Heritage Festival weekend)

Sunday 5 August 2018

Brass on the Grass with Bude Metric Brass (more info coming soon)

Sunday 12 August 2018

Brass on the Grass with Bude Town Band  (more info coming soon)


Some of our recent events…..


Saturday 9 June 2018

Tsunami Run

Come to The Castle, Bude and watch our tough trail runners cross the finish line after completing one of three extreme coastal running challenges. Runners will set out from either Westward Ho (37 miles), Clovelly (26 miles) or Hartland Quay (16 miles) to complete this epic challenge. With more than 200 runners likely to take part in this gruelling cliff top challenge, why not come down and cheer them on as they reach Bude. The first runners are expected to cross the finish line and receive their well-deserved medal at The Castle from the early afternoon.

Find out more about the TSUNAMI series of PureTrail Races here