South Central Colorado Sights

Bishop Castle

  • 12705 Hwy. 165 Map It
  • Pueblo
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This elaborate creation, which resembles a medieval castle replete with turrets, buttresses, and ornamental iron, is the prodigious (some might say monomaniacal) one-man undertaking of Jim Bishop, a self-taught architect who began work in 1969. Once considered a blight on pastoral Highway 165, the castle is now a popular attraction. Not yet complete, it is three stories high with a nearly 165-foot tower. Those who endeavor to climb into the structure must sign the guest book–cum–liability waiver. Bishop finances this enormous endeavor through donations and a gift shop.

Sight Information


12705 Hwy. 165, Pueblo, Colorado, 81069, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily, sunrise–sunset

Published 11/18/2015


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