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Address: Westcliffe, CO
Phone Number: 719-485-3040
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Yes as it's been told in all the reviews, it is an awesome place to go to, awesome on the bikes from Denver 2 West Cliff and back, beautiful country, if you look very hard at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Pueblo, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It really is wild to think one man could have built this structure. You can tell it had been a labor of love. Amazing accomplishment to go to the highest point which is not for the faint of heart or those afraid of heights.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Yes as it's been told in all the reviews, it is an awesome place to go to, awesome on the bikes from Denver 2 West Cliff and back, beautiful country, if you look very hard at the top of the steeple you can see a guy that lost his mind, what he was doing up there is beyond me but... More 

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Denver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a must-see attraction, totally unique and awe-inspiring. We took our four kids, ages 9-13, & a thrilling time was had by all. Just make sure to keep together and stay safe, and prepare to be amazed!!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A bit off the beaten path, but a pretty drive in the mountains to get there. This is the type of place you stumble across from time to time here. It is not on any guide sites, which is guess is nice, because it keeps the crowds down; only around a dozen people on a Saturday. It is free, but... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It is a great place to visit, especially knowing the story behind the castle. Love this place!! Just one of my favorite places to go. A must see if you have never been. A must place to visit time & time again. Always changing.Bishop Castle is always open and always free! Please respect the castle and the people that live... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This spot is such a unique, fun, and interesting place to visit. It is a bit of a drive but well worth it for just the views alone. This would also be a great place to take the kids to explore. Its hard to believe that one man built this castle by hand. I did climb to the top of... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
21 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wow, what can I say that hasn't already been said in the other reviews I read before we visited. The day we were here the weather was beautiful and the snow was melting so a lot of areas were very slippery and icy. Going up the highest tower was a little scary because halfway up there are no longer any... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's a unique special visit to Bishop Castle. Definitely off the beaten path if you consider that the State will not sponsor any tourism related to it. Be careful wandering around the property though, bring children with caution. Donations recommended.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Bishop Castle is a Colorado must see for all ages. Surrounded by a breathtaking view, Bishop Castle was created by 1 man with a dream. Each stone... each section... handcrafted. Everytime you visit - something new will be added to enjoy. The admission is free... but you assume all liability for walking on the property. Tons of political signs on... More 

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This "castle" has been built over many years. Personally I view it as a bit dangerous to traverse any higher than one level, but the majority of visitors do. Jim Bishop, sadly has not been to the castle since December due to chemotherapy for an aggressive skin cancer....but he's a fighter. You won't be disappointed if you visit...parking is on... More 

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