Sainsbury's Plastic Trolley Tunnel Rated Town's Top Tourist Attraction
The Sainsbury's landmark is being hailed a "significant piece of modern vernacular architecture."
When you think of the qualities a landmark should possess to be voted a top tourist attraction you might not think a supermarket trolley tunnel would make the cut.
But a bunch of forward-thinkers have just recognised this unsuspecting Sainsbury's trolley house for the revolutionary piece of architecture that it is.
Yep, a 70-metre long perplex tunnel in Bude, Cornwall has been rated the seaside town's best tourist attraction thanks to a bunch of hilarious TripAdvisor reviews.
This really is British sarcasm at its absolute finest.
One visitor hailed it a “significant piece of modern vernacular architecture,” as another insisted they had “butterflies” when visiting for the first time.
Someone else added: “There are no words to describe what should be the 8th wonder of the modern world! Such clear views!!”
"Most tunnels are dark and damp places. Not this one though. Full panoramic views of the outside world and nobody gets a restricted view. You can go through as many times as you like for free and it’s easy to park nearby. There is the obligatory shop at the end (sponsored by Sainsbury’s), but you are not forced to go through it, they seem to have sold out of souvenir models, though I did managed to get a loaf of bread. I’d recommend visiting before they start charging," wrote someone else.
So there's no light at the end of the tunnel, but there is a rather large and fully-stocked shop.
While some reviews might be just a tad tongue-in-cheek, it’s clear this attraction’s attributes are no joke, as one person pointed out: “Consisting of 36 metal arches and over 70m long, nowhere else in Bude can you walk this far undercover in a continuous straight line.”
Sadly, not everyone could see the beauty in it, as one pessimist wrote: “nothing to see, just a tunnel that runs down the side of Sainsbury. waste of time.”
Now that, Sandra, is tunnel vision.