The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Situated in beautiful Coverdale, The Forbidden Corner is one of England's most recent follies.
The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Situated in beautiful Coverdale, The Forbidden Corner is one of England’s most recent follies.

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere and extraordinary statues at every turn. There are decisions to be made and tricks to avoid.

A day out with a difference that will challenge and delight children of all ages. Our bespoke themed play park is a new and exciting addition for your little explorers to enjoy. Fancy a bite to eat? Our superb Corner Café has been extended and refurbished for 2021, offering delicious freshly prepared local food at great prices.


Features & Accessibility

  • Yorkshire in Bloom (Gold)
  • Winter Opening
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Facilities for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility

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Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ

01969 640638

Opening times

Every day from 1 April – 3 November and then Sundays until Christmas. Monday – Saturday 12 noon until 6pm. Sundays & bank holidays 10am-6pm (or dusk if earlier).

Admission is by pre-booked tickets only, please phone before your visit, or visit our website and book online.


Follow signs for Middleham, take the Coverdale road, past Coverham church, then turn right opposite the cottages and through the big iron gates. Sat Nav users please use the postcode DL8 4TQ.

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