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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
Phone Number: 18004444445
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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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A California Classic

Public land built by tremendous wealth. This is truly as Castle, complete with a stately home and intrigue. It's not close to anything in particular so you need to take the time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Public land built by tremendous wealth. This is truly as Castle, complete with a stately home and intrigue. It's not close to anything in particular so you need to take the time to visit. Make sure to reserve a place on one of the many daily tours. Take your time while walking through the home of the one of the... More 

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San Anselmo, CA, USA
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hearst Castle, located in San Simeon, California, just a few miles north of the town of Cambria is a place that once you've seen it you will want to return and take all of the other tours that they offer. Just the history of the people who stayed there and what they were like is worth the admission. The grounds... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Watch Citizen Kane before you go and the scene is perfectly set. Media mogul buys up European antiquities and builds a concrete castle in which to display them! Harsh but true. However, it is a great afternoon out. Prebook so you have your tour time allocated, it is busy with a whole bus load every 10 minutes going up to... More 

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Montclair, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When visiting Hearst castle you are truly visiting a time capsule. It is an amazing place to visit, it takes you back to the 19 century. You start off with a film before leaving to the castle and then your realizing you are stepping on to grounds were some of the biggest names at that time were once walking and... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I come from a country which has 641 castles (more per square mile than any other in Europe) so it may seem a bit of a surprise that I should want to visit a twentieth century castle in California. I came out of curiosity but I was soon captivated and left enchanted. The attraction is first class. The visitor centre... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's not the closest and certainly a little out of the way but well worth the visit. Plan on spending more time than you expect here as it's truly spectacular and amazing what the Hearst family achieved here given its locale. Roughly half way between San Francisco and LA on the equally spectacular coast road in San Simeon the castle... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OK it's not easy to get to, unless you are driving down the California A1. You could do a couple of tours in one day (and you can only see the insides of it on a guided tour) and keep driving on but the beautiful coast line is worth exploring and it's worth overnighting in one of the nearby towns.... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the great homes of America. The landscaping, pools and the home itself are an amazing window into America's past. Virtually all of the furniture are intact as it was left by WR Hearst. The tours are fascinating and led by extremely well informed and talented docents. The entire staff is dedicated to you having a great... More 

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Roseville
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour guides at Hearst were well versed in their knowledge of the castle; all questions asked were answered! The bus drivers didn't mind sharing their local dining recommendations and had great smiles. My 92 year old Grandmother got tired halfway up the tour of the "Big House" and there was a convenient chair for her to sit in. Also,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ii heard on NPR that people in the middle class today enjoy pretty much the same standard of living as the super rich of the 1920's. Huh. My house doesn't look like this one. It was interesting to see how hard the Hurst Family tried to reenact the lifestyle of the royalty of Europe. The rooms were lavish and the... More 

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