Forbidden Corner

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Located within the tranquil surroundings of Tupgill Park in the Yorkshire Dales, The Forbidden Corner is a tourist attraction with plenty of differences. Comprising a labyrinthine network of tunnels, chambers, follies, and unexpected delights spread across four acres, it provides an extraordinary outing for the adventurous and the young at heart.

Noteworthy Features

  • The Temple of the Underworld
  • The Eye of the Needle
  • A colossal pyramid constructed from translucent glass
  • Mind-bending pathways that lead to puzzling dead-ends
  • Exceptional statues that provoke thought and wonder

At every corner, visitors are faced with choices to make and illusions to navigate, making it a day that challenges and captivates people of all ages.

Dining Options: The Forbidden Corner Cafe

The Forbidden Corner Cafe provides plenty of dining options. From quick grab-and-go options like pies, pizzas, sandwiches, and wraps to freshly cooked meals like burgers, chips, paninis, and jackets. The Potting Shed kiosk also offers bacon and sausage sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream, and fresh donuts, perfect for enjoying in the gardens or the car park.


Unfortunately, large parts of the attraction are not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Admission Prices & Opening Hours

Admission Fees

  • Adults: £16.50
  • Senior Citizens (age 60+): £15.50
  • Children aged 4 – 15: £14.50
  • Children under 4: Free
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children): £54.00

Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Check the website for availability.

Opening Times

The Forbidden Corner is open every day from 1st April to 31st October and on weekends until the 18th December. Opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Saturday: 12 noon – 6 pm (or dusk if earlier)
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10 am – 6 pm (or dusk if earlier)

Be aware that on quieter days, the gardens may close early but never earlier than 2 hours after the last admission time slot.


Forbidden Corner, Tupgill Park Estate, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. DL8 4TJ
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