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Bishop Castle

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Address: Westcliffe, CO
Phone Number: 719-485-3040
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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The castle 40 years in the making.

Jim Bishop started building a cabin that turned in to a castle that has kept growing over the 40 years he has been working on it. We stumbled on this attraction totally by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Wooster, Ohio
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Wooster, Ohio
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Jim Bishop started building a cabin that turned in to a castle that has kept growing over the 40 years he has been working on it. We stumbled on this attraction totally by accident, and are so glad we did. It is a must see if you like unusual attractions. There is a lovely little gift shop on the grounds.... More 

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Spring, Texas
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is not that far off the main road and the drive is so pretty anyway, you don't keep track of the miles anyway. The castle itself is jaw-dropping. If you're afraid of heights, don't climb up the stairs on the outside but go inside and use the stairs...the view at the second level is worth it.

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Azle, Texas
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118 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Pleases note that my former review appeared under Bishop Palace in Galveston, which is NOT correct. I don't know how to change it, although I did send a notice. However, don't miss this! I can't recommend this place enough! Simply incredible that one man has done all this alone...and in the face of adversity from the state no less. This... More 

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Blandon, Pennsylvania, United States
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84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I cannot even describe the strangeness. We passed by on accident and spent about 10 minutes here. I do not understand the excited reviews. We would definitely not go out of our way to visit.

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Azle, Texas
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118 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Holy cow! One man built (is building) this entire, authentic castle by himself. You simply can't imagine this gem tucked away in the beautiful Colorado mountains. Complete with moat and smoke/fire breathing dragon (the chimney). It's non-profit and free (donations and gift shop available). Mind boggling that one guy could have done this. It's also gorgeous. We've been by here... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I really wanted to be blown away by this attraction, since we drove 1 1/2 hrs out of the way to see it, based on reviews. Unfortunately, I wasn't. Hubby and 10-yr old son were not all that impressed, either. They didn't think this was a very good representation of a castle, and I had to agree. It just lacked... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Too much un-informative signage about the legal happenings. Would gladly donate to help Mr. Bishop reclaim his stolen property but no info, just bad-mouth

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

a lot of fun for the family! raining but worth the visit! a lot of stairs!! plan on coming back to Colorado with other family and friends. we will bring them to see this castle.

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Shoreham, New York
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one man's dream, and stand against the system. The design is all over the place with interesting usage of various materials. Be prepared to climb in tight places and high places. Also there is a high chance that your car will be broken into, since there is no security or parking on the site!

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Denver
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A must see if you're traveling through southern Colorado! One man's folly = a national treasure. The political signs combine with insane, Escher-like architecture to make this one of the most unique landmarks in the state.

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Additional Information about Bishop Castle

Address: Westcliffe, CO
Phone Number: 719-485-3040
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Westcliffe
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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