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Bishop Castle

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Address: Westcliffe, CO
Phone Number: 719-485-3040
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A Colorado Must-See...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Pueblo, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I've been to Bishop's Castle three times, and was lucky enough to be there once when the creator was there. He is awesome, loved hearing his story. The castle itself is beautiful, it's always going to be a work in progress, but it is so amazing what one man has built all by himself. Exploring the castle is awesome, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place is one of the best places to go and not only see the beautiful castle he has worked so very hard on, but the view of Colorado from the towers are breath taking. I will always come back to see the new changes he has done stone by stone. He is AMAZING and I had the wonderful pleasure... More 

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Paris, France
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place is amazing...if you have a fear of heights/bad eyes (depth problems) you cannot truly enjoy this place. everything is welded together- hodge-podge comes to mind. Grates that you can see through till the ground- you can get vertigo but one you get up the spires and look out..it is really incredible. I was really sad the owner was... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Mr Bishop has created a very impressive structure all to spite the government. Stone by Stone, year after year he continues to add to the castle. I don't expect it will ever be done, or of much use. But it is an eye full to behold. Please note, safety is not a big consideration here with narrow walks steep drops... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This incredibly odd place appeared in "A Travelers' Guide to the Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway"--a loop which we were following. No climbing for us--but we were glad we at least stopped to look.

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Hays
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What an interesting and impressive work of art. This castle was built by hand stone by stone by Mr. Bishop. In fact, at times Mr. Bishop makes are appearance himself while you are visiting. It is a beautiful peace of art but if you are faint of heart there are sections that you might not enjoy as much. There are... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

this is truly an amazing creation of one man who piled tons and tons of rocks and iron to make a huge monument. The whole time you are there, you wonder "why did he do this"? and then even more perplexing is "how did he do this"? Definitely out of the way and that is just how he likes it.... More 

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to Bishop Castle on a weekday in September. It was not very crowded which was fine. The castle is amazing, especially considering that the entire structure was done by one man. The enormous ballroom and the room with stained glass windows were both a surprise. Both of these rooms are lovely. The ironwork is beautiful and seems to... More 

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