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The Forbidden Corner

5 star Rating 5/5 (3 reviews)

Coverham, North Yorkshire, England

  • Sculpted tower at The Forbidden Corner in Coverham
  • Straw dog at The Forbidden Corner in Coverham
  • Stepping stones at The Forbidden Corner in Coverham

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

‘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


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit The Forbidden Corner's website
01969 640638

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

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


Hidden gem

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Worcester Wanderer . 20.04.17

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.

Highly recommended

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by TheLostWanderer . 09.06.17

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 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by JoyfullyAmy . 08.05.17

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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