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Glen Eyrie Castle


Glen Eyrie Castle

3820 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO

Built in 1903 by General William Jackson Palmer, who founded Colorado Springs, Glen Eyrie Castle is seemingly hidden in the area’s foothills. It is located just minutes from famous Garden of the Gods.

While the property is primarily used for retreats and romantic getaways (it has a small hotel), guided tours of the castle are offered twice daily during the summer (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), and once daily (1 p.m.) in the winter. The tours, which last about 90 minutes, include a short introduction and video presentation, followed by a visit to the castle. The tour may be boring for kids; it really just depends on your child and what their interests are.

Add to the experience with High Tea at the Castle, ideal for mother-daughter time, or make plans (well in advance) to attend the castle’s magical holiday events. Kids might also enjoy hiking the property’s trails, where it’s possible you’ll spot Bighorn sheep (you could very well spot them on a tour, too)!

Tickets are $9 per person and free for children under age 5. High Tea at the Castle and other events are an additional charge, though packaged rates are available.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Call the Navigators ahead to be allowed to tour...

by Daydream251649

Glen Eyrie, built by William Palmer for his wife Queen, is an authentic English Castle nestled into Queen's Canyon. It is splendid and majestic, but access is limited, since it is the...
What a great tea time!

by Smokey223

We went for tea and tour for our anniversary. At Tea, women may select a hat to wear (optional) and you have a choice of about a dozen kinds of tea. Grab your own tea…

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