Plastic Sainsbury's Tunnel Voted Cornish Town's Best Tourist Attraction

If you were to see this 70 metre long plastic tunnel outside a Sainsbury's store, in Cornwall, you may be fooled into thinking it's just that - a simple supermarket tunnel.

However, thanks to a series of cheeky reviews, a tunnel in Bude has become the highlight of the town - racking up more than 170 glowing reviews on TripAdvisor.

The 'wonder' on the seaside town runs from the supermarket to a street nearby but has been described as 'therapeutic'.

One person submitted a review saying: "Haven't been to Bude this year and this is one of the things I miss most. The tunnel is a godsend when it is raining (as it often is) can get congested with trolleys and visitors but I guess that is the price of success."

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Credit: SWNS

Another person said they loved the 'space to think': "Being lucky enough to live locally to the Bude Tunnel I visit it at least once a day. Usually at night so I can get undressed without causing alarm. It is without doubt the best spot in the universe to stop time and collect ones thoughts."

Basically, the reviews range all the way from pretty awesome to absolutely bonkers.

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Credit: SWNS

There was even one person that put the plastic tunnel on the same level as the pyramids and the Great Wall.

They said: "There are no words to describe what should be the 8th wonder of the modern world! Such clear views!!"

Due to the reviews, the simple tunnel has made it to the top of top of the online reviewer's tables on TripAdvisor.

All completely forgetting the town's genuine attractions such as the beaches, heritage and stunning scenery.

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Credit: SWNS

But the best thing about all of it has to be the tunnel's description - it's just the cherry on the cake.

It boasts to be: "The only tunnel Bude has to offer is open to the public free of charge, walk from the Sainsbury's car park to Crooklets Road completely undercover.

"Consisting of 36 metal arches and over 70m long, nowhere else in Bude can you walk this far undercover in a continuous straight line, all ages are welcome."

Some people who've visited Bude haven't quite got on board with the town's strange 'attraction'.

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Credit: SWNS

One person left a review saying: "This is not an attraction. To be honest I thought this was part of the supermarket and not a tourist attraction. I suppose I'll be back if I ever need to go to sainsburys again!"

Another said: "Just a entrance to Sainsbury's from the Car Park!! Not a tourist attraction. Lots of things to do in Bude but this is not one of them."

If seeing a tunnel Bude, isn't what you'd want for an attraction, you could always make the plan to travel the world.

Well, even if it is just a Perspex tunnel and not the tourist attraction people were hoping for - at least you have 70 metres of being safe from the rain to the carpark.

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Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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