Arrival Times
Festival Office & Pop-up Bookshop

During the Festival, there will be a Festival office based at The Castle which will sell author books and deal with any enquiries. 


There are a number of public pay and display car parks around the venues in Bude for you to use. These are pointed out on the map in this brochure.

Book Signings

Authors will sign books after some events and books will be available to purchase. Books will also be available to purchase at The Festival Office at The Castle.


Toilets, including disabled facilities will be available at The Castle (use these toilets for events at The Bandstand, Bude Light and Bude Library) and The Parkhouse Centre. There are additional public toilets at Bude Tourist Information Centre and Summerleaze Beach car park.

Disabled Access

The Bude Literary Festival welcomes everyone. If you are registered disabled and need a chaperone/care assistant, then please see out booking information regarding tickets.

The Castle Lawn around The Bandstand area may be uneven. There are pathways around the Lawn for better access, but please ask one of our volunteers for assistance if needed. Other venues will be wheelchair accessible. It is our priority to ensure all ticket holders have access to the Festival.

For more information on events in and around Bude, you can visit Bude TIC Events website.