Bishop CastleCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 12705 CO-165, Rye, CO 81069, USA, 81069, Colorado Springs, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7195644366
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Castle, Family And Kids, Landmarks
Bishop Castle - Review
The intricately designed Bishop Castle is one of the most offbeat yet unique stone castles you will see in Colorado Springs. It is open for self guided tours. Often dubbed as “one man project”, the Bishop Castle is built by a local resident single-handedly with enormous towers and iron railings, thereby, standing as a significant roadside attraction. The construction of the castle started in 1969 and has a touch of medieval construction. Entering the castle by climbing the wooden and iron staircases, you will get to see the grandeur of three rooms, the Grand Ballroom, Fire Breathing Dragon structure, and the bridges offering sweeping views.
How To reach Bishop Castle by Public Transport
- Rented Car/ Taxi
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Bishop Castle is a significant landmark tucked away in Colorado Springs.
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Bishop Castle, Colorado Springs Reviews
What a rare find, this creation is worth seeing. I was not as adventurous as my husband and daughter. They explored the whole castle. I am not comfortable with heights, so didn't go to the tops of the turrets. I did appreciate the work and dedication it took to create this treasure. Mr. Bishop was present, he is a character and has very strong views on freedom and politics. It's important to remember that we who visit are guests and should be respectful. No need to share his views, just don't disrespect his right to free speech. Most importantly, don't miss this crazy work of the heart. You will especially love the dragon!
Fun to visit and see this hand built castle. I've been before but years ago and it's great to see continued progress. For me some areas are for the daring as the structural integrity seems lacking but its seems to hold everyone that visits just fine. Parking is simply shoulder of the highway and property is covered with hand painted rants from the builder which is entertaining. If your in the area worth a beautiful drive to see and only needs 30 mins of your time to walk and explore all his creations.
This is the most breathtaking piece of art I have encountered! Nothing shy of a real princess castle. I highly suggest the trip out and please donate while you are there so they can continue to build and repair this structure. It's so amazing to know someone had a break to build a real castle and committed so much time to doing it!
I've been coming to this place every few years since I was about 7 (at least that's the first time I can remember visiting). I absolutely love this place and watching the progress. Plus, the drive to get here is just absolutely beautiful. If you decide to visit, make you you stop by San Isabel. You will not regret it.
John Bishop epitomises the American spirit!!! His castle is a monument to hard work and individual freedom, and this is an amazing place to visit and donate to. I've been visiting here since I was little and have always enjoyed it, and I'm overwhelmed every time, no matter how often I visit! Do wear sensible shoes, and be aware you're traveling up to about 9000 feet, watch your head! And have a great time! I have to say, also, this is private property situated in national forest land - please be respectful and pick up after yourself, we that live in the area appreciate it.