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Bishop Castle, Westcliffe

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#16 of 66 in Historic Sites in Colorado
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  • We recently went on a week-long Colorado vacation that included Jeep tours, canyons, zoos, shopping, and every fun thing you might think your kids would love. On a whim we stopped at Bishop's Castle a...  more »
  • As we travel, I like to stop and see/do things to break up the trip. This stop was one of those breaks. Definitely glad that we stopped to see it. It is Amazing to think that one man has built this ca...  more »
  • I've heard about this place for years. Finally included it in our Motorcycle Camping Trip for 2017. Astounded! It's HUGE! I would be worried sick about small children. Every inch of the castle is open...  more »
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  • Love this castle. So worth the stop. Everything here is at your own risk. A lot of climbing involved with narrow passages and steep stairs. You will get a work out but it is worth it to reach the top. Admission is free but your donation helps. There is a little gift shop. Make a stop here and see what one man can do.
  • What an amazing place! Had a chance to actually meet Jim Bishop, very amazing man with a unique view of the world. Definitely worth the trip. Climb at your own risk. Absolutely recommend going and seeing this one of a kind place. Make sure that you read all the signs and stop by the gift shop.
  • Impressive. Worth the drive to go see it. But, as others have commented, safety should be a concern for every visitor. The castle is still an active construction zone, so watch your step. (hence only 4 stars) It's amazing to think one man built this by himself.
  • Wonderful off-the-beaten-path destination. I wasn't prepared for a gift shop, but they do have one! :) The castle is a true labor of love and is very charming! So glad we made the trip.
  • We went to see the bishop castle at 5:15 and the gate was locked. Very shocked to learn that it is not owned by Jim and his wife and some friend they trusted cheated them by signing the deed over to him. Need to check Internet to read the whole story need to check

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