101 places to go – The Forbidden Corner

…And now for something completely different.

We’re not sure how else we can introduce our next entry to ‘101 Places to go in the UK, Ireland and France’. Not only is The Forbidden Corner in North Yorkshire a folly in the truest sense of the word, but it’s also a highly acclaimed family day out – not to mention one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets. So, at the risk of letting the cat out of the bag, we’re going to reveal all about the mysterious attraction in this post. Well, perhaps not everything, as the sense of discovery is just one part of what makes The Forbidden Corner so much fun! Besides, you’d probably start to worry if we start going on about pyramids and green knights.

Located in a four acre garden in Tupgill, The Forbidden Corner reflects 25 years of effort between Colin Armstrong, the owner of Tupgill Park, and architect Malcolm Temptest. Over the years it has expanded to become a maze of walled gardens, tunnels, woodland and much more. In fact since winning The Guardian readers’ tips for UK family attractions and being voted the number one family day out by members of the public for Little Chef’s travel guide, it’s not going to be a secret for very long.

The Forbidden Corner is open everyday from 1 April – 31 October then Sundays until Christmas. Admission is by pre-booked tickets only. Find more info on the website!

Have you visited The Forbidden Corner? Share your experiences below.

Pic by Matt Watson.


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