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Supermarket tunnel is still Bude's top tourist attraction

Supermarket tunnel is still Bude's top tourist attraction

Published by Emma Carton at 10:33am 24th October 2019. (Updated at 11:25am 24th October 2019)

The 'Bude Tunnel' is still listed as the town's top tourist attraction on TripAdvisor, notching up over 700 reviews.

When you search the site for Bude, the famous walkway outside Sainsbury's still comes out on top, just ahead of Bude Seapool.

It shot to fame last year and, at one point, was proving so popular, TripAdvisor temporarily suspended reviews.

It was even given a special makeover last Christmas, with 30,000 LED lights!

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The famous 'Bude Tunnel' is still coming up as Bude's top tourist attraction on Trip Advisor

The idea to light up the walkway was sparked through a community project to put Christmas lights in Bude's public spaces.

The interactive display changed in time with festive music, sung by a school choir, at the official switch-on.

The sparkly attraction even saw a Christmas proposal!

The total number of TripAdvisor reviews for the so-called Bude Tunnel now stands at 722 and counting, with visitors describing it as a "must-see".

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The supermarket walkway has notched up more than 700 reviews since it first went viral in 2018

What do the reviews say?

In the last few weeks alone, the tunnel has had half a dozen reviews, including one from a visitor who said they booked their holiday specifically to visit the tunnel!

Restless13Soul said: "Are there any words to describe this thrilling attraction? No! One cannot put it into words. It is a must see- go for yourself and be rendered speechless!"

Bigedd2004 posted: "Brilliant for singing within the tunnel. Good for an echo. Will look stunning decorated up for Christmas. Super on a rainy day".

PressurePointMassage commented: "Great idea, Bude has a sense of humour! Saw this at the top of the list to visit...went through it twice before we realised it WAS THE TUNNEL!"

AlohaBeckyBoo said: "We booked our holiday accommodation especially for the view of the tunnel - a trip to Bude just isn’t the same without a view/visit to our favourite attraction. See you next time".

Not everyone is in love with the 'Bude Tunnel' though, with one simply saying "utter rubbish" and describing it as the "passageway from Saibsbury's car park to the shop entrance.

You can read more reviews here.

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