The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn

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

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.

This is a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages.

The Forbidden Corner is a great place for a family visit. It's of interest to children and all age groups. Recently voted the best childrens' attraction in Yorkshire.

Opening Times:

Open everyday from 1st April to 31st October, and then Sundays until Christmas.

Monday to Saturday 12 noon - 6pm (or dusk if earlier)

Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am - 6pm

The shop, refreshments and toilets are accessible to the disabled, who can also enjoy parts of the garden, but some parts are only accessible via steps.

Admission is only by booking to ensure your enjoyment of the Forbidden Corner.Booking is simple:

For telephone bookings call John or Wendy Reeves on 01969 640638 / 640687 to reserve your ticket. Use your mobile while on your way!

Outside peak periods we can normally give you the time you ask for.

Or call into Leyburn Tourist Information Centre on the day of your visit. Timed tickets are limited on a first come first served basis.

Admission Prices:

Adults 5.50

Senior Citizens 4.50

Children 3.50

Family (2 adults + 2 children) 17.00

Season tickets and group rates are available. Please call for a private party booking. Educational Groups are welcomed.

Sorry, no credit cards. No dogs.

New - car parking for 90 cars

For more information please contact:

John or Wendy Reeves

The Forbidden Corner

The Tupgill Park Estate




North Yorkshire


Tel:01969 640638 (+44 1969 640638

Fax:01969 640687 (+44 1969 640687)


Follow signs for Middleham, take the Coverdale Road across the moor, past Coverham Church. Turn right opposite the cottages, through the big iron gates, and carry on up through the park. The entrance is under the clocktower.

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