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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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Very eclectic. Quite the jigsaw puzzle of construction. A fun little diversion for a couple of hours

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very eclectic. Quite the jigsaw puzzle of construction. A fun little diversion for a couple of hours

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

as much as I want to type in several pages of my feeling about this grand castle & its beloved owner, jim, I feel it is best for you to go out & take a look for yourself. I can say that everytime I visit I see new creations, something new is always being built. The adventurous can climb to... More 

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Oxford, Iowa
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What an amazing castle we encountered in Colorado! It is a Guiness Book of records attraction having been built by one man and one man alone for several decades! It is FREE! There is so much to see at this amazing site and he continues to add on. He has even gone to court to make sure that it stays... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Willy Wonka meets Edward Scissorhands. I have known about Bishops Castle for many years. I heard the stories of how it was built brick by brick and the owner was a bit different. Well, all that is true and more. The property is hard to describe but one of the most eclectic structures I have personally witnessed though very dysfunctional.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an experience for your memories! We go by it often to see what is new after first going by it maybe 20 years ago. The first time was a "what in the world?" thing but now it is even on trip advisor!

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Over the years, I have visited this place many times. It is amazing what this man has done on his own (with help from family). Going up to the tower is kinda scarry, but well worth the trek. Great place to take friends & family cuz it's one of a kind!!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have visited Bishop Castle numerous times over the past 25 years. I have seen it at different stages of construction, and every time I visit I'm amazed as to how much work has been done. By hand. By one person. This is definitely a sight to see; something to visit each time you are in the area. Something to... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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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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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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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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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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