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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which...

It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.

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We took the 2 hr art tour which is limited to 8 people and it was fantastic. You then get to roam around afterwards for as long as you like. The history is so interesting and... read more

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the 2 hr art tour which is limited to 8 people and it was fantastic. You then get to roam around afterwards for as long as you like. The history is so interesting and the art collection ( textiles, statues, fireplace mantles, iron work ) was very good. I have been to Europe and if you never had,... More 

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This is my third time at Hearst Castle. This place is amazing. There is so much details involved in the decor, it makes it impossible to see everything in one visit. This time we did the cottages and kitchen tour and it by far my favorite. The views from each cottage is breathtaking. What it must have been like to... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go on-line and read all about visiting Hearst castle. You will probably need to stay in an area motel/hotel so you can be at the Hearst castle visitors centre for the FIRST TOUR at 9AM. You can read all about the different tours available and can reserve them on-line...Book in advance this attraction is always busy. We too 2 back... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I started to pass but decided to do the grand rooms tour, easy to locate, lots of parking, huge building with gift store and food where you purchase tickets, bus takes groups up to Castle, quite a windy steep ride with views of countryside, the story that goes with the property is as interesting as the landscaping and Castle itself,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning location, stunning building. A bit expensive for entry but worth a visit if you get time. The indoor pool is worth seeing and the gardens are beautiful.

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Huntington Beach
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always wanted to take the tour. We decided to go for the 6:50 pm evening tour that combines 2 of the tours together. A great choice because we were the last group at the place so it was a lot less crowded and more intimate. The views at sunset are great and it is nice to see the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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This place was a fabulous feat. Hearst Castle is a must if you are going to drive up the Pacific Coast Hwy. There are 5 tours. If you never have been there take the full tour which is #1 otherwise you can choose from the other 4. Price is about $25.00 p.p. There is a cafeteria you can eat at... More 

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April is the 1st month of the year worth traveling up the coast. one must see is Hearst Castle. arrive at 8 am, get your ticket, watch the 40 minute intro movie, take the 9 am bus .. be in the 1st group! with 1 million chinese visitors in 2016 arriving in LA you must make reservations. Hearst Castle is... More 

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Venice, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a road trip driving up from Southern California to San Francisco, my girlfriend and I stopped here to check it out. We both had a wonderful time even though it was overcast and raining the morning we were there. The tour guide and people that worked there were very friendly and happy to answer your questions. The tour we... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were passing on the way up to San Fran and wanted to try and fit a trip in...and so glad that we managed it! Booked the 10.20 tour thinking that was the time you needed to be up at the castle, but it's actually the time you need to be ready to board the bus at the visitor centre.... More 

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