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The Forbidden Corner

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)
  • Coverham
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

‘The Strangest Place in the World’ is calling for recruits! Conceived by landowner, C.R.Armstrong, The Forbidden Corner was originally a private folly. However, after popular demand, the site has been opened up to the public with four acres of all-out weird!

Discover a unique labyrinth of pathways, tunnels, chambers and galleries throughout the woods. They’ll present a barrage of tricky challenges, including the occasional spray of water! Just keep your eyes peeled for the secret brass circles which reveal hidden markings and direct you on your mission. There’s also a lovely picnic area for when you need a break from the fantasy.

What makes this place so very strange are the extraordinary statues and buildings dotted around the site. Spot pagan tree men, haybale dogs, gargoyles and a huge pyramid made of translucent glass! Voted best European folly of the 20th century, as well as the best children's attraction in Yorkshire, this is a day out with a genuine difference.

  • Visit ‘The Strangest Place in the World’
  • A maze of tricks, puzzles and challenges
  • Incredible statues and installations to explore
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Opening hours

29th March - 4th November 2018
Monday to Saturday 12:00 - 18:00 (or dusk)
Sunday & Bank Holidays 10:00 - 18:00 (or dusk)


General Admission
Adults: £12.50
Kids (4-15): £10.50
Seniors: £11.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £44.00

Pre-booking essential

Travel & Contact Information


Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ, England

Phone number

01969 640638



Click here to visit The Forbidden Corner's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, The Forbidden Corner is not wheelchair friendly.

Large parts of the attraction is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs. 

No, The Forbidden Corner have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Hidden gem 5 out of 5 stars

We weren't sure what to expect at The Forbidden Corner but had a great afternoon exploring all this amazing place has to offer. You do not receive a map when you arrive so you just have to explore and try and find your way around various tunnels and paths. Great family attraction.

Worcester Wanderer, Worcester, United Kingdom

Highly recommended 5 out of 5 stars

We had no idea what to expect from the Forbidden Corner and so we were pleasantly surprised by what we found! The place is basically a huge maze full of novel twists and turns that always keeps you on your toes. We loved it, would definitely recommend!


Expect the unexpected! 5 out of 5 stars

Such an amazing place! We thought it was just going to be a nice walk in a weird garden but we were wrong. They give you tasks to accomplish that keep you there for the whole day. Lots of water features and caves. So expect to get wet! Even a few haunted houses! Which should probably be avoided by the sensitive ones. I love this place! Our family got split up throughout the day so make sure you keep an eye on your little ones. Not very accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs in most areas. The food was great as well! And toilets were spotted along the way and very clean. Would love to come here again.

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