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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
Phone Number: +1 800-444-4445
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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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Finally I visited the castle! Picked the room tour and spent about 15 minutes on a bus taking us to the castle while a recording played for everyone to listen, How lavish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Finally I visited the castle! Picked the room tour and spent about 15 minutes on a bus taking us to the castle while a recording played for everyone to listen, How lavish everything is! A must do and stop whenever you are in the area

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drive up the mountain to the castle is amazing. The castle darts into and out of view as you zig-zag up the hill passing beautiful landscaping and sometimes zoo animals all while being educated by the voice of Alex Trebek. The castle itself is absolutely gorgeous. The tours make you feel like you have taken a step back in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have relocated to Los Angeles from the east coast, and whenever friends and family visit, Hearst Castle is an essential destination. William Randolph Hearst was clearly a unique man, and this shows through in the tour of his gargantuan estate. The castle is a mash-up of various European styles and the interior is stuffed to the gills with the... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My aunt and cousin, friend and daughter, and I visited Hearst Castle in October. We booked the Grand Rooms tour in advance for $25 each. Our guide was on the shouty side, which became a bit annoying after awhile. It was such a rehearsed, overused speech that we now have an inside joke about JULIA MORGAN (if you leave Hearst... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great half-day experience. The visitor's center is large and has plenty to do, including a large-screen film on the building of Hearst Castle. I would highly recommend coming early to see the film before the tour of the castle, as I felt I could appreciate the castle better having had watched it first. We did the Grand... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely, well kept ground and fantastic architecture. The views are amazing. A must do trip if you are in the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took two friends from England here, so they did the grand tour and I did the upstairs bedroom tour. All of them worth doing. knowledgable guides who get you in the mind set of the mood of yesterday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the great room tour, and I wish we had signed up for some of the other tours as well. It was very interesting, and our guide Patty was knowledgable and interesting. The view of the sea from the top of the mountain was amazing!

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've always wanted to visit Hearst Castle but have never made advance reservations so were out of luck. This trip we booked the tickets for the Great Rooms tour and were blown away by the Castle and the views. There are a number of tours that you can take and you can also stack them so you can take a... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been on almost all of the Hearst Castle Tours. They are all interesting, Currently they are remodeling the pool area. We went to the gift store and since it was end November they were preparing for the Christmas holidays. We also liked seeing the numerous zebras on the property.

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