Newman's Castle & Bakery: A Little History
Nov 30, 2016 07:24PM
● By Melanie Heisinger
Newman's Castle is located in Bellville, Texas, and is a creation of one of its residents, Mike Newman. Not only is it a castle, but also a successful bakery providing tasty treats, and unique settings.
Mike Newman is the creative force behind both the bakery and castle bearing his name. Since exploring Europe in his early 20’s, he had the dream to build his own castle, and has made that a reality in the Bellville countryside. Exhibiting the same hard work and determination that built his successful bakery of nearly three decades, Mike broke ground on his mighty fortress in 1998.
“In the beginning… people thought I was crazy,” Mike revealed in a recent interview with Texas Live Magazine. Ten years later, and Mike can truly say that he is king of his own castle. ” It makes people happy. They leave with restored faith that they can do anything.”
The old world charm of Newman’s Castle is a one-of-a-kind custom creation hidden just outside of town in the Bellville countryside. The castle features its own moat (watch out for gators!), a massive working 3000 lb. 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 encompasses the castle, ensuring you are safe from oncoming marauders during your visit.
They've served the local community for over 20 years now, and is a popular stop for weekend tourists and cycling clubs.
Visit their website to learn more about the history of Newman's Castle, or check out our article, "Christmas & Castles in the Small Town of Bellville, Texas."
All content courtesy of the Newman's Castle website.
Tour of Newman's Castle