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Bishop Castle

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Address: Westcliffe, CO
Phone Number: 719-485-3040
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Not To Be Missed!

We live part-time in Colorado and Bishop's Castle is definitely a highlight not to be missed. We always take visitor's to this incredible piece of architecture. Jim Bishop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carrell P
Xenia, Ohio
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Xenia, Ohio
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live part-time in Colorado and Bishop's Castle is definitely a highlight not to be missed. We always take visitor's to this incredible piece of architecture. Jim Bishop, owner/architect/builder due to health issues was not there on our last visit but quite an interesting man.

Thank Carrell P
Littleton, Colorado
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Fascinating but strange structure built by a man on a mission. After working on it for 40 years ts still under construction so it can be treacherous to climb around. I visited on a rainy day. I had a rain jacket on with a hood. As I was climbing the steps I slammed my head into a protruding rock that... More 

Thank Autoxer
Lubbock, Texas
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I have been coming to this castle almost every year for the past 15 years. It used to show a lot of progress but lately it is really slowing down and getting a little run down. It has wear and tear for sure and now I don't venture to the top. It is still really cool to see what this... More 

Thank Justin A
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Throughout the years we have visited the castle to see the progress that has been made. The castle is beautiful and very unique. Caution to parents - there are a lot of tools lying around and steep things to fall off of. Keep your kids close. You can definitely test your fear of heights here!

Thank TravelingChaos
Da Nang, Vietnam
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Amazing mountain drive up through tboth pine trees and beautiful aspen trees in full fall color - green and yellow mountain sides with the road very pleasant to drive. The drive is worth the whole trip, but incredible building project done by one man, which is Bishop Castle tops the drive. Bishop Castle is a total surprise when you come... More 

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Mahomet, IL
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We saw this on the Internet and thought it looked cool so we went the next day. Words and pictures do not do it justice. It is a castle made of rock, mortar and wrought iron. And it was built by one man. He's a bit of an eccentric with rants about the government but what he has built is... More 

Thank gdstech
Mendota, Il
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

After seeing this in an e-mail and reading the background we decided to take a day and drive over to it. It truly depicts one man's obsession and dedication to his obsession. It is a very interesting place.

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Minneapolis, MN
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112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

So we were pretty tired but still up for an adventure. This place was suggest and I was pretty "meh" on the idea. But, my friend said it'd be a fun adventure so we drove 90 minutes each way out of our way. Holy crap am I glad we did. This is just a crazy thing to see and experience!... More 

Thank alstensby
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Absolutely loved visiting here on my way through town! Not OSHA approved, a lot of interesting history on the construction of this castle. Not overly crowded-- many people must not know about this location yet. Spent at least 2 hours climbing around the the very top of the shaky structure. Great photos. Will return again someday!

Thank Elizabeth D
Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The drive to this place was amazing as was the view upon arrival. It was an interesting an quirky place. However, it was a fun 45 minute stop. If you are headed this way stop and see it.

Thank KCKris

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