Bellville, Texas: Newman's Castle

Castle features a moat, a working drawbridge with portcullis, five round corner towers, a perimeter wall, and a central keep with a view of the surrounding lands. Tours include a free lunch.

1041 Old TX-36, Bellville, TX
Call a day or two ahead to reserve a tour. On the day of the tour, check in by 10:30am at Newman's Bakery in downtown Bellville, 504 E. Main St. They'll give you directions. Tours take about two hours, and include a free lunch.
M-Sa 10:30, by appt only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Working Castle in the Middle of Nowhere

The castle features a moat, a massive, working 3,000-pound drawbridge with an accompanying portcullis, a chapel, five round corner turrets, a courtyard, and a central keep with a dramatic view of the surrounding lands. A perimeter wall surrounds the castle grounds, ensuring you are safe from oncoming marauders during your visit.

The owner of the castle lives there, so please respect his property. You have to RSVP for tours -- $20 per person, which includes lunch and pastries.

[Valerie Vallot, 07/17/2019]

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