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"Forbidden Corner" Top 5 Page for this destination North Yorkshire Things to Do Tip by nickandchris

North Yorkshire Things to Do: 134 reviews and 303 photos

This amazing place is in Coverham,near Middleham, about four miles from Leyburn.
Classed as a modern folly, it was voted "Best European Folly" of the 20th century.
It is sited on the Tupgill Park Estate in magnificent parkland, with plenty of car parking.
Simply not to be missed although it is pretty expensive. Make sure you see it all!!
It's a series of strange follies, tunnels, buildings, mazes, there's a bit of everything. The intention is to find all the wierd and wonderful places on the guide you are given. There are lots of dead ends and wrong turnings and you are never quite sure if you have seen everything. I know we all wanted to take different routes, positive that each of us knew the correct way, only to be sold the dummy and we then had to retrace our steps.
The best parts are in underground tunnels with Greek Temples and the Underworld, old castles with lots of doors and the cat and mouse lair. You just never know what you'll find next.
It is too incredible to do it justice here, you have to experience it for yourself. You have to pre-book, as numbers are limited at any one time, but we have never had any problems, even in peak times.

We thought the Forbidden Corner excellent and have visited twice, so far. It's the best (and most unusual) entertainment we have ever found.
24th March - 31st October. After October, open only on Sundays until Christmas.
There is a gift shop (of course) and a cafe. Also, if you get good weather there is a lovely picnic area in a wooded garden and another area with a couple of fish ponds and an interesting summerhouse.

Address: Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, Leyburn
Directions: Take the A6108 to Middleham and in Middleham, at the top of the village, turn right on to a minor road. Well signposted from here. Within three miles.
othercontact: Fax. 01969 640687
Phone: 01969 640638 / 640687
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  • Updated Nov 20, 2007
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