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The Forbidden Corner, Middleham
Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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. Plan to visit The Forbidden Corner during your Middleham vacation using our convenient Middleham vacation planner.
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Such an amazing creation, it was a day date for us and we had the best time. It was nice to do something outdoors in the fresh air. We had fun on the treasure hunt trying to find everything in the puz... read more »
Make sure you book your tickets prior to arrival. Which at this time of year is easy to do as it quite quiet but I feel this adds to your experience at the Forbidden Corner. Upon arrival you are given... read more »
We visited and enjoy this perfect and different place. It is all about a good Mess in a Maze. If you want to know more what this is about...you have to travel. You must try it! The staff at F. Corner ... read more »
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We visited today. This is a GREAT day out for all the family, it really is. We drove 2 hours and we still loved it. The parking is free and it is a lovely experience BUT the cafe is not great. The staff were rubbish, sorry guys, the food is well below average. Literally no care or attention, huge long queues and aggressive staff at the till. Silly teenagers serving and making actual food with no skills or professionalism and so obvious as well. We were a bit gutted that the much needed refreshments were sooo rubbish after having such a fun time in the attraction. We felt they were taking the p** out of respectable hard working families. Sort this out and it could be the best in the North and one of the best in the UK.
Unexpectedly amazing. I visited with a couple of friends, we're young adults with no kids and had a whale of a time. There's little information on what to expect, I was a little dubious having heard about it and without spoiling too much it's difficult to express the splendor. There is no map, deliberately, all you have is a pamphlet with the highlights and the best way to go about it is to cross off what you've seen and try to explore and find the rest. You can easily kill 2 hours hunting for everything and being amazed in the process as you stumble upon the next unexpected feature you don't expect to see in the Yorkshire countryside. The only advice I can give is don't wear your absolute best clothes and take sensible shoes, some features can be a little precarious and we did see one fellow with a pretty bad twisted ankle. In some places the ground is uneven and poorly lit, all of it adds to the effect of this marvelous place, just keep your wits about you and have a great time!
Overall, the whole park is creatively designed. The garden, the statues, the dungeons etc. are definitely an eye-opener. It's a place suitable for family outgoing. However, I think visitors will be even more impressed if there are more sound and light effects. The routes can also become more complete and amazing by increasing their diversity.
Excellent day out for the kids. Fantastic gardens and secret passages. Loads to explore and get lost in. Beautiful scenery also.
What a cracking day out, my boys absolutely loved it! Can't wait to return.
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