Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Forbidden Corner

Last Friday we went to The Forbidden Corner. This is a “Tourist Attraction” in the Yorkshire Dales, which quoting their website “is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park. The temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, extraordinary statues – at every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid. This is a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages.”
At The Forbidden Corner
As an Eldergoth, one likes to overdress for any occasion. So I decided clumpy boots, top hat and dress coat were to be the order of the day. I found the boots great for the damp parts but, my top hat was not ideal for the low ceilings.  

Me at The Forbidden Corner
A visit here had been on our bucket list for years, but I’d never remembered to pre-book the tickets until now. We were welcomed into the shop and tearoom and given map / guild, and then let loose in the four acres of semi wild yet well cared-for garden.

At The Forbidden Corner
The Follies and tunnels were an ideal place for photos. I loved the mix of Hollywood Gothic Architecture (not trying to be real) pointy arches, statues and stonework. The gardens within the garden were interesting and romantic.

At The Forbidden Corner
So with an appreciation of the construction and concept of the folly and garden as part of our historic legacy of the great country estates I enjoyed it all on so many levels (pun intended)

At The Forbidden Corner
Well worth a visit if you are in this part of the world …. Literacy as I know this is read worldwide.

Me at The Forbidden Corner
Visit their Website here http://www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk/

At The Forbidden Corner

At The Forbidden Corner

2 comments:

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