The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

The Forbidden Corner is one of England’s most recent follies, the brainchild of Mr C R Armstrong C.M.G OBE.
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.
Lost for centuries, we have recently unearthed The Armstrong Mausoleum, dare you wander down this secret crypt where there are some scary surprises in store.
Superb Café and gift shop, to get that special memento to remind you of your visit!


Features & Accessibility

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

The Forbidden Corner


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

01969 640638

Opening times

Everyday 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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