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The Forbidden Corner
The Forbidden Corner claims to be The Strangest Place in the World. The attraction is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises. The Forbidden Corner is located at Tupgill Park in the Yorkshire Dales.
History of The Forbidden Corner
The Forbidden Corner was the brainchild of Mr C. R. Armstrong CMG O.B.E. The attraction was originally built as a private folly but due to public demand was subsequently opened to the public.
Hundreds of trees were planted in 1979 to provide a wind break to the stables at Tupgill Park. Ten years later in 1989, Colin Armstrong and his good friend Malcolm Tempest decided that a small bower in the western corner needed to be created to enjoy the view down the Coverdale valley. The first job was to build a high wall to shelter the area from the high winds and to create a walled garden.