Experience the old world charm of Newman’s Castle, 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.
Newman’s Castle is available for day tours and special events by reservation only. The castle hosts weddings, mystery dinners, wine tastings, birthday parties, and other special occasions. Call the bakery today at 979-865-9804 to check availability and reserve your date.
How do tours work?
Groups of any size are welcome. Please call ahead of time to make reservations. The tour and the lunch are $15 per person. We ask you to call again a day or two before the actual trip date to confirm the final headcount. This way we will know how many lunches to prepare.
The day of the tour
On the day of the tour, plan to get to Bellville and arrive at Newman’s Bakery around 10:30am. Newman’s Bakery is located in the heart of Bellville, close to the historical square. A guide will join you to escort you out to the castle, approximately 5 miles out in the country. The tour and lunch will last about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
After visiting the Castle
After visiting the castle, you can come back into Bellville where there are many other things to see and do. Below are a few phone numbers to call for additional information. After your tour around town, we suggest you return to Newman’s Bakery for a final rest stop. We have quite a few good sweets to indulge in and take home.
Helen Gabig (979-865-5445), who is with the local historical society, can get on your bus and give you a guided tour around town, stopping at several places of interest. The Bellville square has quite a few antique shops which are open for your visit.