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The Forbidden Corner is a folly-filled garden in the grounds of the Tupgill Park Estate near Leyburn. The acclaimed garden features on the Huffington Post "Top 10 Pieces of Folly Architecture.
The garden was developed in the 1980s by Colin Armstrong, the owner of Tupgill Park, in association with the architect Malcolm Tempest. Although originally conceived as a private pleasure garden, the gardens were subsequently expanded and opened to the public, they are now a very successful and popular attraction, and have been voted the best European folly of the 20th century by the Folly Fellowship and best children's attraction in Yorkshire.
The Forbidden Corner consists of a number of follies, woodlands, walled gardens, tunnels and grottoes furnished with statues, installations and other works of art, architecture, animated models and various oddities largely drawn from the European classical tradition which are arranged to create a maze for the visitor to explore.
The Forbidden Corner is clearly signposted from Middleham and the A684 in Leyburn.