The Forbidden Corner, Middleham

4.5
Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
When you buy a ticket to The Forbidden Corner, you'll be given a checklist of things to find among the foliage, but not a map. It is up to you to search out the listed sites among the maze, statues, animated creatures, and dense gardens. Many of the sites are inspired by the European classical tradition, except when the proprietor and architect, Colin Armstrong, added his own flair. The gardens were originally intended as a private pleasure garden, but were expanded and opened to the public at the proprietor's request. The site was voted one of the best European follies of the 20th century by the Folly Fellowship, and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Use our Middleham sightseeing planner to add The Forbidden Corner and other attractions to your Middleham vacation plans.
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  • Great fun afternoon out, really random but well worth the visit. Be prepared to be lost and loop round on yourself looking to clues if you are doing the brass trial. Fun times, worth a visit.  more »
  • We visited as a family of 5 on Sunday and entered the restaurant for food first. We were surprised that no one showed us to a table, but we had to take our table number to the till and order our...  more »
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  • Brilliant attraction second visit and I still don't think we have seen it all. fun not just for the children but adults too I'm truly amazed with the place would love it in my back garden.even the male toilets in the car park had me tickled. Work of a genius will be back again
  • Great place to visit with a 4 year old. Something different and coffee shop on site was good. Only negative would be some parts were overly busy and the mystery/ magic element was lost standing in a queue of people. Would recommend going a bit later in the day maybe. Also quite a bit of litter around parts of the attraction which could easily be picked up.
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