The Forbidden Corner, Middleham

4.5
Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
When you buy a ticket to The Forbidden Corner, you'll be given a checklist of things to find among the foliage, but not a map. It is up to you to search out the listed sites among the maze, statues, animated creatures, and dense gardens. Many of the sites are inspired by the European classical tradition, except when the proprietor and architect, Colin Armstrong, added his own flair. The gardens were originally intended as a private pleasure garden, but were expanded and opened to the public at the proprietor's request. The site was voted one of the best European follies of the 20th century by the Folly Fellowship, and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Use our Middleham sightseeing planner to add The Forbidden Corner and other attractions to your Middleham vacation plans.
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  • Another amazing repeat visit on 17th Oct. Full of magic and mystery and an utter joy to adults and children alike. So pleased to see Covid had had little impact on the enjoyment of the experience...  more »
  • I think this place is great. We visited with my 5 and 2 year old and had I thought about it we probably shouldn’t have visited in the lead up to Halloween as the monsters and witches were a bit scary....  more »
  • Scary and fun afternoon with hubby this afternoon. Well worth the money and would defo go again! Even better with added Halloween trail  more »
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  • Brilliant attraction second visit and I still don't think we have seen it all. fun not just for the children but adults too I'm truly amazed with the place would love it in my back garden.even the male toilets in the car park had me tickled. Work of a genius will be back again
  • Great place to visit with a 4 year old. Something different and coffee shop on site was good. Only negative would be some parts were overly busy and the mystery/ magic element was lost standing in a queue of people. Would recommend going a bit later in the day maybe. Also quite a bit of litter around parts of the attraction which could easily be picked up.
  • It's very hard to describe 'The Forbidden Corner'. Similar to a labyrinth with all sorts of routes and a variety of different 'things' to find as you go round. Definitely one for the kids (most ages but think more 4/5 to 12) and great for the adults too. Just don't forget to go to the picnic area 😉
  • Fab place for older children and adult children. They have a new play area which is great fun. It's lovely to just explore and find out what is behind doors. No really for small children and there are a lot of stairs and the footing needs care but I love the place. It's a good job I don't love close or I'd be there every weekend
  • Such a wonderful place! Had such fun discovering every nook & cranny and never knowing what's around the corner. A great way to pass the time there's nothing quite like it, I'd highly recommend a visit!

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