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The Forbidden Corner, Middleham

4.5
#2 of 20 in Theme Parks in Yorkshire
Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
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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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  • Love this place but it does need a bit of attention to detail as it’s looking a bit tired in places. Light bulbs missing fountains not working blowers not blowing. And the story of the mice and the.....  more
    Love this place but it does need a bit of attention to detail as it’s looking a bit tired in places. Light bulbs missing fountains not working blowers not blowing. And the story of the mice and the.....  more »
  • This is a superb place to visit! However it is almost impossible to describe because it is so many different things: it's a maze, a folly, a fantasy, a ghost walk, the list goes on and on. There... 
    This is a superb place to visit! However it is almost impossible to describe because it is so many different things: it's a maze, a folly, a fantasy, a ghost walk, the list goes on and on. There...  more »
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  • I cannot recommend this place enough. Had an absolutely brilliant day out here with the family. My 6 and 3 year old loved it as did the adults. What a place this is. If you’re thinking about visiting just do it because you won’t regret it. Amazing!!!!!
  • Really quirky fun place to visit. Kids loved exploring and especially loved the fountains that sprayed water at them. Don't worry if you lose people, you'll find them again, it's not that huge a place you'll never see them again. Ice cream and tea reasonably priced. Gift shop not too bad. Well worth the trek down country lanes to find it.

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