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The Forbidden Corner

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Address: The Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham DL8 4TJ, England
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Exciting place for the family

Visited it as part of my uni trip, its about 2 hour drive (more or less) from Leeds. The Forbidden Corner is full of great surprises - quirky statues and sculptures, riddles and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited it as part of my uni trip, its about 2 hour drive (more or less) from Leeds. The Forbidden Corner is full of great surprises - quirky statues and sculptures, riddles and gardens with great views. Definitely a great outing for the family, so much laughter and funny moments just trying to find the right exit. There's a large... More 

Thank nurulshima14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to go at a quiet time so that other people don't spoil the surprises. Quite popular with school trips, so if one is there, hang back and wait a while

Thank Stewart H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my husband last week while staying at Tupgill Park. There was a lot of construction and renovation going on so can't give honest opinion but from what we saw this would be an adventure for young and old when complete. Lots of activities and unusual items to spot for children.

Thank Csdodds10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was our third or fourth visit - when we like something we tend to return! The Forbidden Corner has surprises around every corner, each time we have been back there has been something new to see. At the start you get a map, but it doesn't have any real order, the fun is getting lost and turned around, finding... More 

2 Thank crazyfairyx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend and had a fantastic day The only thing I would say is that patience is needed as you do tend to go around in circles a lot but that's the fun of the experience! Would come again in the future

Thank shession777
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Didn't really know what to expect except that this place is a bit different - and different it was. Lots to explore with tunnels, passages and dark spooky places. Magical place to visit, full of surprises and follies - don't forget to the follow the map as it is a must.

3 Thank davidwilliambarnes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I called for a lovely day out. It is apparently the brain child of Mr C.R.Armstrong. It was originally built as a private folly but due to public demand opened its gates. A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises. Set in 4 acres of gardens. The temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle.... More 

2 Thank enncle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I've visited a few times and it never fails to disappoint. All the kids of various ages have enjoyed their visit and would recommend.

2 Thank LoveHolidays21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

What a hidden gem!! Such fun for adults AND children.The map at the entrance is a MUST. Ticking off and hunting for everything, was quite a challenge. I honestly recommend this experience to ALL ages.

3 Thank Sue D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visited The Forbidden Corner during a much needed break away and, whilst there are parts that require a lick of paint or a tidy up, overall it really is a fun place to be. Full of twists and turns, surprises round every corner and humour dropped in when least expected - it brings out the hidden child in you.... More 

1 Thank keith w

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