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Bude, Cornwall

Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). It was formerly sometimes known as Bude Haven. It lies southwest of Stratton, south of Flexbury and Poughill, and north of Widemouth Bay and is located along the A3073 road off the A39. Bude is twinned with Ergué-Gabéric in Brittany, France. Bude's coast faces Bude Bay in the Celtic Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Post townBUDE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSS2106
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01288
Population9,242 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Bude, Cornwall has been known in the past

Bude Canal ~ Budehaven

Bude, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bude, or Budehaven, eccl. dist. (St Michael) and vil., Stratton par., E. Cornwall, 9 miles W. of Holsworthy sta., pop. 895; P.O., T.O.; is a growing watering-place, amid picturesque scenery, and a small port at the mouth of the Bude River and Canal. In vicinity is Bude Castle, or Bude House, built by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, inventor of the "Bude Light..

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