Bishop CastleCurrently Closed
- 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
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Bishop Castle is a significant landmark tucked away in Colorado Springs.
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Bishop Castle, Colorado Springs Reviews
The castle was absolutely stunning and way more than I was expecting to see! The art that Mr. Bishop has created is a blessing to all those who get to expexperience it. It was a pleasure being able to speaking with Jim Bishop. Learning about him and his past made me even more appreciative of his accomplishments. He deserves respect, so please be polite and considerate of his hard work. I also love the fact that he acknowledges that God has given him this imagination and skills and "there's no luck involved"! Please bless this man and his family through donations since he allows everything to be free!
What a fantastic journey to visit this wonderful structure built from the imagination of one man! So much to see and explore through the various rooms and towers. If you get the chance to engage Jim (the builder) in conversation he will explain some of the MANY difficulties he encountered with the government. Be sure to drop a donation in the box to keep this wonderful place open. The fire at the gift shop hasn't slowed down any of the visitors enjoyment.
We got to meet Mr. Bishop, my children were so inspired to meet the person who had built this amazing castle. Everyone enjoyed the visit, everything was absolutely fascinating and worth going for. As others have noted, you need to keep children close/advise them to be careful and walk, not run, as there are steep stairs, high places and some spots where it would be easy to trip. I'd say it's not safe for toddlers, my kids are 5+ and did OK. I'd recommend everyone in your party is wearing sturdy shoes, flip flops or no-back shoes are a no-go. We hope the rest of 2018 gets easier for Mr. Bishop and his family after losing the gift shop. He also hinted he is starting to have some health problems, we also wish him good health so he can continue sharing this most passionate work with the world. It's worth the few minutes to look up the website and read about the history, and the 501C3 they created to support charity and the castle.
This place is awesome. It is indeed a marvel, given the fact Jim Bishop built all or most of the castle on his own. I recommend climbing every tower, battlement, and turret possible, otherwise you are missing out on the incredible experience this great castle offers. Be sure to donate as much money as possible to Mr. Bishop, his gift shop burned down and he and his wife are suffering from an illness each. If you talk to Mr. Bishop, be patient and do not aggrevate him. He is a troubled old man that only needs the care and love people are capable of giving. Have a nice trip!
Incredible, yet scary. Do not climb to scaffolding and towers if you are afraid of heights. There are some missing boards and or weak patches in stairs and pathways so mind your step. But it is inspiring and done with such delightful whimsy well worth a trip