Tour de Yorkshire 5th May 2019

The Tour de Yorkshire route will be passing The Forbidden Corner entrance gates again on Sunday 5th May 2019

We will of course be open for business as usual, but there will be some brief road closures between 2.15 – 3.20pm while the race passes by our entrance gates on the Carlton to Middleham section.

Visitors already on the estate are encouraged to wander down the park and view the race as it passes by.

Halloween 2018 at The Forbidden Corner

Our Halloween Week returns for 2018. From Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November, we will be having Halloween themed events.

If you visit on any day between these dates you can take part in The Forbidden Corner Halloween Quiz, with prizes for those that can find the lost bones hidden throughout our gardens.

On Wednesday 31st October, we are holding our Fancy Dress Competition.
Get on your best scary costume and you could win a prize.

If you want to visit The Forbidden Corner during our Halloween Week, then head over to our Booking Page or call 01969 640638.

The Forbidden Corner ‘Save our Tower’ Petition

The Forbidden Corner has delighted and continues to delight many, many visitors of all ages each year and the attractions have been steadily increased over the years that it has been open to the public.

The latest new attraction, has met with the disapproval of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority who served a notice requiring its removal. Their objection seems to be based upon a fear that the appearance of the Tower will confuse visitors who may mistake the building that has been constructed with the genuine old buildings that are nearby. The Parks Authority are also concerned that the Tower will interfere with views up and down the Dale.

On the 20th of August 2018, a government planning inspector informed us that we had lost our appeal and that the Tower would have to be demolished to an acceptable height, which would mean we are only left with the bottom archway.

We would like to demonstrate to the Planning Authority that the public and families are in favour of keeping the Tower and that it will help to further promote the attraction and surrounding area.

If you would like to support us, please sign the petition at :https://www.change.org/p/yorkshire-dales-national-park-the-forbidden-corner-save-our-tower-petition

White Rose Awards 2018 Finalist

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are finalists in Welcome to Yorkshire’s prestigious White Rose Awards 2018.

We have been nominated for Large Attraction of the year and are extremely excited and thrilled to be shortlisted for this award.

Standard higher than ever as shortlist released for top tourism awards

Judges for the prestigious White Rose Awards have revealed their decisions have been tougher than ever as they’ve unveiled the shortlist of this year’s finalists.

The awards, which are the biggest celebration of tourism in the UK recognise the very best businesses in Yorkshire. The 17 categories cover everything from hotels to holiday parks, pubs to producers and arts to attractions.

A thousand people will attend a glitzy award ceremony later this year when the winners and runners up will be announced.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

“The White Rose Awards are the largest and most prestigious in the UK’s hospitality and tourism industry and we have some really exciting finalists this year from both new and established businesses.

The awards are a brilliant opportunity to shine the spotlight on the fantastic experiences to be had in Yorkshire.”

A list of finalists and more information about the awards is at wra.yorkshire.com

See our profile on Yorkshire.com

 

White Rose Awards 2017 Finalist

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are finalists in Welcome to Yorkshire’s prestigious White Rose Awards 2017.

We have been nominated for Large Attraction of the year and are extremely excited and thrilled to be shortlisted for this award.

White Rose Awards 2017

Standard higher than ever as shortlist released for top tourism awards

Judges for the prestigious White Rose Awards have revealed their decisions have been tougher than ever as they’ve unveiled the shortlist of this year’s finalists.

The awards, which are the biggest celebration of tourism in the UK recognise the very best businesses in Yorkshire. The 17 categories cover everything from hotels to holiday parks, pubs to producers and arts to attractions.

A thousand people will attend a glitzy award ceremony later this year when the winners and runners up will be announced.

Colin Mellors, chair of the White Rose Award judges, said:

“Yorkshire’s tourism businesses are truly exceptional – bringing large numbers of visitors and income to the region and enhancing our reputation at home and abroad.

“The sector goes from strength to strength and many of its established stars feature on this year’s White Rose shortlist alongside some welcome new additions. What they have in common is their firm commitment to ensuring guests enjoy unrivalled hospitality, produce, facilities and experiences. The fantastic scenery and heritage provide the icing on the cake.
“With so many strong entries, shortlisting was very difficult this year.
Choosing the eventual winners is going to be really tough.”


Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

“The quality of this year’s entries has been exceptional and makes me feel hugely proud of all the brilliant work going on in tourism in the county. It’s an honour to be part of these awards that recognise the many businesses and organisations that make Yorkshire such an amazing destination.

I extend my thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and huge congratulations to those who have made the shortlist.”

Job opportunities at The Forbidden Corner

Looking for some new staff

We are currently looking for some new staff to join our award winning team.

We are looking to employ a new Cafe Cook/Supervisor who should have experience of working in a busy cafe environment and be passionate about delivering superb customer service to our customers.

We are also looking to recruit shop and cafe assistants.

Good rates of pay.

To apply contact [email protected] or phone 01969 640638

We are open!

Welcoming everybody to the 2017 season here at the Forbidden Corner. For those revisiting there have been a few changes since last year, we now have a superb revamped menu. For those of you who have never visited us before book your tickets today to avoid disappointment, our booking number is 01969 640638 or you can use our online booking page.

We are open for 2017