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The Forbidden Corner

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Address: The Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, Leyburn DL8 4TJ , England
Phone Number: 44 01969 640638
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Great Day Out

This place is fantastic. I don't think there is an attraction like anywhere else in the UK. We were smiling from the start to the finish. Excellent value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Donna C
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is fantastic. I don't think there is an attraction like anywhere else in the UK. We were smiling from the start to the finish. Excellent value for money.

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it's very rewarding for management and staff to hear such positive remarks from customers, we try our best to be something totally different to other attractions are always looking for ways to improve the attraction to make the experience even better. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you again More 

Northampton
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

As a lover of follies this is the best contemporary folly garden I have visited. Suitable for all ages. Good to see lots of Haddonstone architectural elements and garden ornaments being used to such great effect!

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review, it's nice to hear from a folly lover who appreciates what we are trying to achieve at Forbidden Corner. We re-open for the new season on the 28th March and are looking forward to welcoming new and repeat customers, we will hopefully have some new surprises in store. Thanks once again More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We were a group of adults having heard of the place through a friend who took their children. We definitely did not need children there, it was hilarious and there was so much to see! We thought we had explored all of it a few times and kept finding hidden passages and secret underground rooms! Well worth a visit for... More 

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a positive review, we are always getting asked on the telephone if The Forbidden Corner is just for children, but we like to think it's for children of al ages, Adults also get a lot of enjoyment from the attraction. Only two weeks until we re-open again for a new season Hope to see you... More 

Renfrew, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

An excellent place to visit. My son is 6yrs old and he loved looking for all the clues on the map. Went went round twice and great value for money. Lovely cafe with reasonably price food. Would visit again

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, It's very rewarding for management and staff to hear positive comments from satisfied customers. We stock our Café with mainly locally sourced foods and use award winning suppliers, we are always trying our best to offer value for money. We are thrilled your 6yr old loved the attraction and hope... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I went just over a year ago and I loved it. The best part was the hunt where you tick off the things you see on your way round this amazing place. This is a great place for a family day out. Also there is a caffe if you would like a break during your hunt.

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review, It's nice getting positive ones such as yours and we are very pleased your whole family enjoyed the experience. We work very hard here trying to make the visit fun for all visitors and are constantly investing back into the attraction to hopefully make it even better. Thanks once again. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

THIS PLACE IS SO AWESOME !! This place is so fantastic, you can enjoy it sun and rain, It takes away your sadness and now we're Kids again. Running around exploring things and jumping at surprises, laughing at the loonacy, my joyful spirit, it rises. Gazing at the beauty, seeking mystery and finding clues If I had one cheer up... More 

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you for posting an excellent review. We advertise ourselves as "The strangest place in the world" but Wow! we are thrilled you think of The Forbidden Corner as "The best place in the world" Here at Forbidden Corner we are constantly working harder to make the attraction the best it can be. Thanks once again and we look forward... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

we visited for Halloween oct 2014, the park was dressed with lots of ghosts, witches and other Halloween items, a fancy dress competition was also held. Very scary lots of dark tunnels and curved stairwells...not for those with walking difficulties. My boys had a fantastic time, a little café inside or benches outside if you take picnic.

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, We really enjoy Halloween at The Forbidden Corner, every year we seem to get more and more customers coming dressed up as Ghosts, witches & Wizards etc. The Fancy dress competition is real fun and very hard picking the winners as there are so many very good costumes. We are... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a hidden wonder, tucked away in Coverdale, you just won't believe what is there. Don't want to say too much and spoil it, the surprises are the best part. Quite simply a must visit

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a positive review. We also try not to tell customers to much about what to expect at Forbidden Corner, as finding all there is to see is most of the fun. We are working very hard to make the experience better each year. We hope to welcome you to The Forbidden Corner again soon Thanks... More 

England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Myself, my partner and our then one and a half year old son had an amazing time here. The wonderful reception lady managed to fit us in without booking which we were so grateful for because it created some beautiful memories. We wasn't expecting what we found inside and it seemed to go on forever! Underground mazes, waterfalls, lots of... More 

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review, The Forbidden Corner is set in beautiful Coverdale and we are very lucky to live and work in such a lovely place. We are always trying to improve the attraction, our gift shop is stocked with items to remind you of your visit and our Café uses mainly local produce from award winning... More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Had a brilliant day at The Forbidden Corner, wasnt sure what to expect when we booked but im glad we did! Such a quirky place, there is something to see everywhere you look. It was a day filled with laughs from beginning to end, will definetly be visiting again. If planning to go ensure you have a meeting point etc,... More 

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John R, Manager at The Forbidden Corner, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this positive review, It's very rewarding for management and our staff to hear that customers have had such a fun day here. We do have staff patrolling the grounds who are there to help anyone separated or lost from their friends or family. We are pleased you had a good time and hope to see... More 

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