The Forbidden Corner in Masham is one of our favourite Yorkshire Dales attractions. This award-winning tourist attraction in North Yorkshire is full of surprises around every corner. With tunnels, chambers (make sure you’re wearing your waterproofs) and follies to explore across four acres of countryside, it's a weird and wonderful day out for all the family. It is also only a short drive from our holiday cottages around Leyburn, Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales area.
The Forbidden Corner is the brainchild of Mr C. R. Armstrong, who originally built it as a private folly for the exclusive enjoyment of his friends and family, however, it was subsequently opened to the public due to popular demand. Set over four acres, families will enjoy discovering the temple of the underworld, paths to the unknown, strange statues and a magical tower. Watch out for the shocks and tricks along the way as this is a day out with a difference! A trip to the Forbidden Corner usually takes about two hours, although visitors are welcome to go in and out of the garden as many times as they please.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy a homemade picnic at one of the many gorgeous picnic spots throughout the site, both seated and grass areas, with stunning views over the Yorkshire Dales. You can also pop to the café for a fresh sandwich, scone, slice of cake, sausage roll or an ice cream on warmer days!
A visit to the Forbidden Corner is an ideal day out for brave adventurers of all ages and those young at heart. Some sections of the venue may be scary for younger children but these can be avoided! After you have tired yourself out exploring, head next door for more weird and wonderful at the Saddle Room. Once a racehorse stables, you can sit by a cosy fire whilst enjoying the fabulous menu of local food and ales.
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Henry is a four-bedroom luxury Yorkshire holiday cottage with a hot tub. Set in two acres of grounds at Holly House Farm, Henry is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a short drive to the market town of Richmond.
Tucked away in the Richmondshire hills, this luxurious yet cosy one-bedroom cottage with a hot tub equals rural bliss for couples looking for somewhere special to stay. A mile from the local village, Wayside Cottage has inspiring interiors, original beams and exposed stone walls, and stunning countryside views.
A charming three bedroom, dog-friendly holiday cottage with an idyllic garden, hot tub and a cosy living room at Sun Hill Farm; a well-known racehorse training establishment near Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
Maison Cottage is a stylish and luxurious Grade-II listed cottage. This two-bedroom dog-friendly cottage enjoys an amazing outlook with elevated views of the River Swale, Richmond Castle and Swaledale. A perfect getaway for a family, friends or couples who want to take advantage of Richmond’s amenities on your doorstep.
Florence is a dog friendly lodge at Brompton Lakes. South facing and soaking up the sunshine in its lakeside location, this luxury lodge in Yorkshire has everything you need on a self-catering holiday with family or friends.