‘The Forbidden Corner’

When I was thinking and coming up with the idea of one main room leading off to many other different rooms, I immediately thought of the bizarre attraction, ‘The Forbidden Corner’.

‘The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park  and the Yorkshire Dales. 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.’

I have visited the ‘Forbidden Corner’ a few years ago and I still remember what it looked like and what we saw. I really enjoyed it as through the design, you were led into creepy dark chambers through narrow pathways and in every room/place that you were led into there would always be surprises. For example, there would be hidden gargoyles and creepy creatures in the bushes or hidden in wells.

From what I remember, there was a dark chamber that contained many doors leading to different locations and you had to guess and choose which door you went through to go to a desired location. When you entered the ‘Forbidden Corner’ entrance you were given a map of the different places you can go and which paths lead to them, but in this chamber you had to guess and find out which door leads to each place.

The room design of the chamber is similar to what I was thinking of the main room of my attraction to look like. For example, the doors that lead to another place. I want the visitors to enter each door not knowing what to expect apart from knowing that it is one of Einstein’s ideas of time.


I researched the architect who designed ‘The Forbidden Corner’ who was Malcolm Tempest.

I found that he was a member of ‘The Folly Fellowship’. The Folly Fellowship are a pressure group who promote follies, grottoes and garden buildings. I found out information about them and observed their newly built follies.


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