A modern take on a classic Victorian folly, the Forbidden Corner is a warren of British eccentricity in the beautiful Tupgill Estate in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Built in the 1980s, it features grottoes, water fountains, oak statues and even a labyrinth with a revolving floor. Our selection of hotels nearby – all bookable with Culture Trip – includes historic cottages, pubs and inns, perfect for exploring this attraction and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
The brainchild of an Anglo-French couple, the Wensleydale combines a classic Yorkshire atmosphere with classy European touches: cast-iron four-poster beds and antique continental furniture decorate the guestrooms, some of which have lovely views of Middleham Castle. The Tack Room restaurant uses local produce to whip up superb dishes such as beef wellington with dauphinoise potatoes.
This traditional pub in the village of West Burton – best known for the beautiful Cauldron Falls, as painted by JMW Turner – has lovely guestrooms set around a quiet courtyard and decorated in a traditional, homely style. The pub has a great range of beers and wines and a top menu of hearty pub grub; the pizzas are particularly recommended, as is the Whitby fish board.
Named for the magnificent cattle that roam the surrounding farmland, this boutique hotel has bags of character. Each of the 13 rooms has a different theme, ranging from James Bond (complete with wall art of a cow in a tuxedo) to Black Sheep, which includes a complimentary taste of the ale of the same name. All rooms are luxurious, and many feature four-poster beds. The food is similarly superb – try the herb-crusted east coast hake.
Looking for somewhere different? Book into one of the best hotels near Aysgarth Falls, or opt for a top boutique stay in Yorkshire. Don’t miss out on the best things to do in Yorkshire, including the best places to go wild swimming. And, before you go, brush up on the fun facts about Yorkshire pudding that you probably didn’t know. Or fancy going camping in beautiful Yorkshire? Check out our pick of the best campsites in Yorkshire, UK.