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

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four-acre walled garden in the heart of Tupgill Park Estate and the Yorkshire Dales.

A visitor attraction unlike anywhere you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart!

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

New area for 2024 refurbished Potting Shed with Bar and other tasty treats and a woodland walk attraction.

Tickets must be pre-booked and can be done so on our website or over the phone.

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

Everyday 1st April – 31st October 2024 then weekends until 22nd December 2024.
Monday – Saturday 12noon – 6pm.
(5pm during term time).
Sundays and bank holidays 10am – 6pm.


We are clearly signposted from Middleham and the A684 in Leyburn. For those of you using a Sat Nav, please use the postcode DL8 4TQ.

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